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The student newspaper 


Wallace's no more- 
University Bookstore 
now owned by Barnes 
and Noble franchise 

By Rondray Hill 


Barnes and Noble Co. 
officially took over opera- 
tion of the University 
Bookstore Monday after- 

"We'll know more 
about what the company 
wants to do by next week," 
said new manager Karen 
Longino. "There will be a 
totally different look to the 

Barnes and Noble bought 

the bookstore after its 

owner, Wallace Bookstores, 
filed for bankruptcy this 
spring. Longino said the 
store hours would remain 
the same and that all of 
their employees will keep 
their jobs. 

Students will be able to 
sell their books back to the 
bookstore during the sum- 
mer sessions. 

"We think this will be a 
positive for NSU. It'll be a 
more exciting bookstore, 
and we hope to have every- 
thing finished before the 

tali semester arrives." 

NSU Head Start needs 
applicants for program 

By Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern 
State University Head Start 
Center is looking for chil- 
dren ages three and four to 
fill in available slots. 

Debra Jo Hailey, teacher 
and center supervisor, says 
that NSU's "Head Start" is 
a federally funded program 
designed to provide a pre- 
school environment for 
children of Northwestern 
State University students. 
Nationally, the Head Start 
Program began in 1964 and 
the Head Start Center, 
located on the NSU main 

campus opened in 1994. It 
is designed to hold up to 32 
preschool students. There 
are currently openings 
available for the upcoming 
fall semester. 

NSU Head Start Center 
is open from 7:30 a.m. and 
runs until 3:30 p.m. Hailey 
says that children who par- 
ticipate in the program 
spend their days learning a 
wide variety of subjects to 
include, math, social stud- 
ies, language, and motor 

"Head Start is really 
comprehensive, we don't 
just look at the child. 

See "Program, " second page 

Summer Edition 

May 24, 2001 


of Northwestern State University 

Volume 87, Issue 1 

Summertime. The 
time of year when 
you can kick hack, 
relax and do nothing. 
Wait a minute... we' re 
in Summer school. 
Never mind. We have 
to deal with tests, 
papers, classes,and 
Louisiana heat. 

So to help you out, 
The Current Sauce 
went in search of 
ways to keep you 
from suffer a com- 
plete mental break- 
down. We sure ain't 
no Doctors, but we 
think we have your 
cure for... 

Junior Erin Carrigee has the look of frustration that many summer 
school students have. Read about how you can combat summer 

fatigue. Photo by Rachael Kidd 

...The Summertime Blues 

By Heather Patton 

Sauce Reporter 

Summertime can be a time for fun. 
But for students who have summer 
school, they may be wondering just 
what is there to do on campus? 

The Student Activities Board, 
together with Intramurals, and the the- 
ater department all have activities 
planned to get students involved on 
campus in the summer and give them 
a break from the everyday class ses- 

Susanna Deshotel, assistant direc- 
tor of student activities and leadership 
for organizations, said because most 
students are living in Bossier dorm for 
the summer sessions, it would be more 

convenient to have all the activities at 
that residence hall. 

"We want to give students a break 
from their books and give them time to 
relax in each session," Deshotel said. 
"It is also a good chance for residents 
of Bossier to meet other residents of 
Bossier. These students pay for the 
events from their student activity fee, 
so they're getting what they paid for." 

Each event is planned during each 
summer session. On May 23, the SAB 
will show "Miss Congeniality" at 7 
p.m. in Bossier's lobby. 

See "Summer, " second page 

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May 24, 2001 

Cont'd from first page 

Summer activities planned to keep students busy 

On June 13, there will 
be a Karaoke Night with 
refreshments at 7 o'clock. 
On July 10, there will be a 
bar-b-que at noon in Bossier 
parking lot with music. On 
July 25, there will be a 
Bingo Night with prizes at 7 

For students who wish to 
get involved in events the 
SAB planning, there is a 
summer council they can 
join. There will be a sum- 
mer workshop in July 
where the SAB will brain- 
storm and begin planning 
activities and dates for the 
fall semester. 

"We spend a lot of our 
summer planning events 
for the Fall," Deshotel said. 

If students have any 
ideas of suggestions we 
have an open door policy. 
The summer council meets 
once a summer session in 
the President's room on the 

1 1 n tin. Oi^ 

Union at 5 p.m. The next 
dates are June 6, June 27 
and July 18." 

Mark Deshotel, director 
of student activities and 
leadership for intramurals 
and recreational sports, said 
there will be several events 

Cont'd from first page 

for students this summer as 

"We will have a water 
polo event at the Rec com- 
plex," Deshotel said. "We 
will also have a cookout 
with the SAB as well as a 
tennis tournament and the 
follies for Freshman 
Connection. At the end of 
the summer, there will a 
cookout at the Rec complex 
for sorority rush." 

The theater department 
will also have some events 
for students to enjoy this 
summer. Dr. Jack Wann, 
director of the theater 
department, said there will 
be two productions for stu- 
dents to see. 

"On June 19-July 1, we 
will be showing 'Joseph 
and the Amazing 
Technicolor Dreamcoat,' as 
a dinner theater," Wann 

Tickets are $16 and 
Duma win De at b:3U p.m. 
The show will be at 8 p.m. 

Wann said a reason for 
doing dinner and dessert 
theaters in the summer is to 
give people a diversity of 

"Part of the educational 
experience is to try different 

Junior Jill Lowe relaxes by the pool at the NSU rec center while 
doing a little studying. photo by Rachaei Kidd 

Get Involved! 

Not sure what s going on? Here are some of ways you can 
keep from going insane this Summer. 

¥ SAB Karaoke Night 
June 13, Bossier Hall 
7 p.m. 


July 10, Bossier Parking 
lot. Noon. 

t The .Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Dinner Theatre 
June 19- July 1, $16 
6:30 p.m. each night. 

presentations," Wann said, activities and events, stu- 

"This teaches people there dents living on campus can 

are more ways of seeing keep those "summertime 

theater." blues" away. 
With all the variety of 

Program teaches life skills to both children and their parents 

We look at the child in the 
context of the family and 
the whole community. We 
do things to help the child 
learn," says Hailey. 

Garland Smith, Family 
Service Worker, says that 
the program also aides fam- 
ilies by helping them to 
meet various needs while 
they have children enrolled 
in the program. Even 
though Hailey says that the 
program is free of monetary 
charge, parents are encour- 
aged to donate two hours a 
week at the center working 
with the children. 

"We also work with par- 
ents in helping them to 
develop a support system 
and helping them to devel- 
op their parenting skills," 

NSU Head Start 

Qualifying children must 
reach age three by Sept. 
30th and cannot be five 
before Sept. 30. 
Parents must be NSU 
Students. Information is 
available by calling the 
NSU Head Start office at 
357-0888, or at the Office 
of Community Services at 
415 Trudeau Street. 

Angie Kulaga helps Elijah Bailey with his sculpture at the NSU 
Head Start center 

says Hailey. 

Head Start provides 
preschool children with a 
variety of scheduled activi- 
ties and field trips designed 
to enhance them as mem- 
bers of the community. 

"It is the only preschool 
program in Natchitoches 
that is accredited by the 

National Association for the 
Education of Young 
Children," says Hailey. 

Two of the classroom 
teachers hold college 
degrees in Early Childhood 
Education while the teach- 
ing assistants each have a 
Child Development 

Associate's Degree. The 
center also serves as a learn- 
ing laboratory for NSU stu- 

Students who are inter- 
esting in earning communi- 
ty service hours are also 
welcome to volunteer at the 

The Current 


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May 24, 2001 

The Sauce 

Third Page 

Bonner to attend National Endowment 
for the Humanities summer institute 

Catherine Bonner, an 
instructor of English at 
Northwestern State 
University, has been select- 
ed from a national appli- 
cant pool to attend a sum- 
mer institute sponsored by 
the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. 

Bonner will attend an 
institute, "Roots: The 
African Dimension of 
Early American History 
and Culture (Through the 
Transatlantic Slave Trade), 
to be held in 
Charlottesville, Va., June 4- 

The four-week pro- 
gram will be held at the 
Virginia Foundation for 
the Humanities and Public 
Policy Dr. Joseph C. Miller 
will direct the institute. 

Each of the 25 teachers 

selected to attend will 
receive a stipend of $2,800 
to cover travel, study and 
living expenses. 

As part of the institute 
program, participants will 
visit the Museum of 
African Art and the new 
"African Voices" exhibit at 
the Smithsonian Museum 
in Washington D.C. They 
will also visit Colonial 
Williamsburg, Carter's 
Grove Plantation in 
Tidewater, Va. and 
Monticello, the home of 
Thomas Jefferson and Sally 

Those taking part in 
the institute will have 
adjunct faculty library 
privileges at the University 
of Virginia as well as 
access to the University's 
Internet resources for the 

humanities, some of the 
most advanced in the 

Among the topics for 
the 24 NEH seminars 
offered for college and uni- 
versity teachers this sum- 
mer are American 
Pragmatism, Black Film 
Studies, Environmental 
Ethics and the French 
Revolution. The approxi- 
mately 400 teachers who 
participate in the institutes 
will teach more than 30,000 
students the following 

The NEH is a federal 
agency that each summer 
supports seminars and 
institutes at colleges and 
universities so teachers can 
work in collaboration with 
and study with experts in 
humanities disciplines. 

SGA President Broussard 
elected to Advisory chair 

By Rondray Hill 


SGA President Rusty 
Broussard was elected the 
Student Advisory 
Committee chairperson for 
the Louisiana Council of 
Student Body Presidents. 

As chairperson, 
Broussard will serve as a 
liaison between the 
Committee and the 
University of Louisiana 
system Board of 

Broussard said his 
main goals for the commit- 
tee are to get the students 
more involved in the 
Louisiana educational sys- 
tem and smoothen the com- 
munication between the 
different schools. 

"We're going to see 
what the students want and 


were going to 
let the Board 
o f 


thing we want to do is to 
waive the out-of-state fees 
for Texas, Arkansas and 
Mississippi students," 
Broussard said. "We also 
want to continue pushing 
student representation on 
University search commit- 
tees for Deans and higher 

The Student Advisory 
Committee is made of the 
eight SGA presidents from 
the UL system. It meets 
twice monthly to discuss 
issues involving universi- 
ties and give suggestions to 
the board of supervisors. 

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Fourth Page 

The Sauce 

May 24, 2001 

Mother, daughter duo 
graduate during 
spring commencement 

Two of the people who took part in commence 
ment exercises at Northwestern State University have 
a relationship that started well before they began tak 
ing classes at the university. In fact, the two people 
have trusted and depended on each other from day 

Anne and Jamie Armbruster, a mother and daugh 
ter pair from Anacoco, walked down the aisle togeth 
er to receive their diplomas. They have been attend 
ing NSU together since Jamie graduated from high 
school. Both Anne and Jamie graduated with a degree 
in general studies with a minor in history. They are 
among 641 candidates who will receive degrees 

According to Anne, it was Jamie who encouraged 
her to pick up where she left off nearly 20 years ago. 
Though still reluctant, more and more people reas- 
sured her that it was never too late to go back to col- 

"I was sitting in Sunday School one week and my 
niece, Angela, encouraged me again. She told me to 
just look into it, "said Anne. "That was three weeks 

before the fall semester began, and three weeks later I n-gisiermg ror classes. 

David, Anne's husband is in the history graduate 
program at NSU. With three family members in col 
lege at the same time, they were able to lean on each 
other and provide help wherever needed. Anne and 
Jamie were able to ride together and took many of the 
same classes. 

"Having someone to study with made it easier, 
said Jamie. "But we fought over the computer a lot." 

Having three members in school has been quite a 
family affair. Chance, Jamie's younger brother has 
pitched in around the house by cooking and doing 

"Even the family pets got in on this. One morning 
the cat got up with me at 4:30," said Anne. "Of course, 
she got to sleep all day." 

Attending school together has certainly paid off. 
Both women have made exceptional grades. Anne and 
T amie plan to enter NSU's graduate program in histo- 
y. There will be three members of the family in the 
>rogram at the same time. 

Though Anne and Jamie intend to complete a 
master's program together. They have different career 
aspirations. Jaime wants to become a college profes- 
sor. Anne wants to work in a nonacademic field, pos- 
sibly in a museum or as a teacher. 

It is the feeling of pride the Armbrusters express 
most when speaking of their mutual achievements. 

"I am proud of myself. I didn't do so well the first 
time around," said Anne. "But I have made the Dean's 
list every semester and the President's list once. I 
have maintained that this go 

"I am more proud of her than I am of myself," 
said Jamie. "It took a lot of courage to go back. 

Changes made to University admissions 
standards beginning in fall 2001semester 

Students who have not 
yet met the new 
Northwestern State 
University admissions stan- 
dards will still be able to 
enter NSU as a freshman in 
the fall. 

The new admission 
standards require freshmen 
to have graduated from a 
state approved or recog- 
nized accredited high or 
have a GED. They also 
require one of three of the 
following; a 2.5 cumulative 
high school GPA, a mini- 
mum ACT composite score 
of 18 or SAT composite 
score of 850, or receive any 
type of performance related 

According to Dr. Sue 
Weaver, Dean of the General 
College, incoming students 
who do not meet the new 

admission standards will be 
able to enter into one of the 
two-year programs avail- 
able at NSU. Those pro- 
grams include associate 
degrees in business admin- 
istration, electronic technol- 
ogy, general studies, nurs- 
ing, office administration, 
veterinary technology, and 
criminal justice. 

Students entering the 
two-year general studies 
program and intending to 
pursue a four-year degree in 
another field will be 
advised by an academic 
advisor in their chosen field. 
When they complete 30 
semester credit hours, have 
a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 
complete all required devel- 
opmental courses, the stu- 
dent can then enter the 
desired four-degree pro- 


The General College is 
working with more than 33 
academic advisors, as well 
as admissions and new stu- 
dent programs staff to 
ensure an easy transition 
process and a clear under- 
standing of the require- 
ments to enter these pro- 

"These designated fac- 
ulty advisors have faithfully 
participated in the monthly 
workshops and show a sin- 
cere desire to help students 
succeed," said Christie 
Anderson, Coordinator of 
Academic Advising. It is 
their willingness to assume 
these new responsibilities 
that will make our transi- 
tion into a selective admis- 
sions university a smooth 

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Sauce Life 

May 24, 2001 The Sauce Fifth Page 

Judy Lawrence 
makes the 
Dreamcoat for the 
Theatre depart- 
ment's running of 
"Joseph and the 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

NSU Theatre will produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 

Rocky Colavito, playing Jacob, Joseph's father, 
says, "Joseph is a play that really and truly has something 
for everybody in it." 

Burrell has chosen the following for his cast, 
Darcy Malone as the narrator; James Palmer as Joseph; 
Rocky Colavito as Jacob and chorus member; Eric 
Engelhardt as Reuben, Pharoah, and chorus member; 
Missv Bizzell as Simeon, "Canaan Days" lead, and chorus 
member; Joey Trahan as Levi and chorus member; Annie 
Fackler as Napthali, "Canaan Days" lead, doo-wap girl, 
and chorus member. 

Karen Burns and Jessica Marasco are lead singers 
for "One More Angel" and "Benjamin Calypso," respec- 
tively, and members of the chorus. Chrissy Wright is the 

Although Burrell does not yet know what will be 
served he is certain that, "it will be Biblical type food. It 
fits the atmosphere and environment of the show." 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 
will debut June 19th in A. A. Fredericks Auditorium. 
Tickets can be picked up at the theater office for $16, 
which includes dinner and the show. For further infor- 
mation, call 357-6891. 

It's a show fit for the entire family," says Burrell. 

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By Missy Dupreast 

Sauce Reporter 

Scott Burrell is kicking off this summer's dinner 
theater with "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat," to be performed June 19th through July 1st 
in A. A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

This play by Andrew Lloyd Webber is a musical 
parable of the Old Testament story of Joseph. Joseph, a 
boy blessed with prophetic dreams, is sold into slavery 
by his jealous brothers. Joseph goes through many 
adventures, and when word of his gift reaches the 
pharaoh (who has an uncanny resemblance to Elvis 
Presley) Joseph moves up the ladder. 

After many hardships, the brothers unknowingly 
grovel at the feat of Joseph who they had betrayed but 
did not recognize. 

The play consists of a wide variety of music, such 
as country-western, calypso, pop, rock and roll, and even 

"I love the music," says James Palmer who plays 
the role of Joseph. "It's a fun way to teach the Biblical 
stories. You know? Very entertaining. It has a little bit of 

Natchitoches singer Trini Triggs slated to appear at Folk Life Festival 

Trini Triggs, country 
artist and Natchitoches resi- 
dent, headlines the Friday 
evening performance of the 
22nd annual Natchitoches 
Folk Festival. 

The festival will be held 
at Prather Coliseum on July 
20 and 21. Tickets are $7 for 
an all-event day pass and $5 
for an evening-only pass. 
Passes for children ages 7- 
12 are $3 and children 
u nder 6 and under get in 

Discount passes are 

available up to the day of 
the festival. 

Since 1980, the 
Natchitoches /NSU Folk 
Festival has highlighted 
Louisiana's many cultural 
influences, from Cajun to 
Native American. This year, 
the spotlight turns to the 
influence of African- 
American culture on the 

"The festival's purpose 
is to bring together a wide 
variety of folk traditions 
which illustrate the diversi- 

ty of Louisiana's heritage," 
said Dr. Lisa Abney, direc- 
tor of the NSU Folklife 
Center. "Our state has some 
of the richest African- 
American traditions in the 
country. This year's festival 
lineup will showcase just 
how rich those traditions 

More than 20 music 
acts, including blues musi- 
cian YZ Ealey, will take the 
stage during the course of 
the festival. Narrative ses- 
sions featuring experts in 

the fields 
of music, 
and heal- 
ing tradi- 
tions are 

"Narrative sessions allow 
presenters and audience 
members to have an oppor- 
tunity to discuss many 
aspects of folk traditions," 


Abney said. "Providing vis- 
itors with information 
regarding cultural context 
for these activities has 
become one of our major 

Costume makers from 
New Orleans will highlight 
KidFest events. Other 
events for children include 
spoon races, egg toss, jump 
rope and hand-clap games. 
Both children and adults 
can participate in domino 
tournaments to be during 
the festival. 


Sixth Page 

The Sauce 

May 24, 2001 

Britney Spears ventures 
into the video game world 

Playstation 2 to feature the singers interactive DVD 

Pop princess Britney 
Spears is making her first 
foray into the video game 
world, adding a high-tech 
venture to a career that 
already spans music, publish- 
ing, dolls, an advertising deal 
with Pepsi-Cola and her first 

California immersive 
technology company Enroute 
Inc. announced on Thursday 
it was developing an interac- 
tive video DVD called 
"Experience Britney" for use 
on a range of video game 

Enroute Inc. co-founder 
Paul Cha said the DVD 

would use 360 degree 
FirstPerson technology con- 
taining footage of Spears' lat- 
est world concert tour that 
allows users to control where 
and what to watch on a wrap- 
around landscape. It will also 
allow fans to go backstage 
and will include games. 

Immersive technology, in 
the case of Spears, would 
involve her being recorded at 
a concert from all angles on a 
360 degree plain. 

Using controls, the view- 
er could go behind Spears to 
watch the audience reaction, 
or watch the singer from the 

"Experience Britney 
gives you the best seat in the 
house at a Britney Spears 
concert," Cha told a news 
conference at the annual 
video game trade show, the 
Electronic Entertainment 
Expo, or E3. 

Spears, 19, who is cur- 
rently shooting her first 
movie, said in a statement 
she was "really excited to be 
the first artist to use 
Enroute's FirstPerson tech- 
nology. It's a great new way 
of watching a concert." 

The interactive DVD is 
expected to hit stores by the 
end of the year. 

Pop princess Britney Spears is making her first foray into 
the video game world, adding a high-tech venture to a 
career that already spans music, publishing, dolls, an 
advertising deal with Pepsi-Cola and her first movie. 

X-Files, minus Duchovny, 
back for a ninth season 

David Duchovny is 
leaving the X-Files after this 
season, Fox network's top 
executive said on Thursday. 

The network confirmed 
that the show would be 
brought back in the fall for 
its ninth season. 

"I guess he thinks it's 
time to get on with his life," 
Sandy Grushow, president 
of Fox Television 
Entertainment Group, said 
of Duchovny, who plays the 
alien-hunting FBI agent Fox 

He added that co-star 
Gillian Anderson is con- 
tracted to appear in each 
episode of the 2001-2002 

The show's creator, 
Chris Carter, will also 
return to the show, but his 
exact role has not been 
decided, Grushow said. 

Carter's second show, 
"The Lone Gunman," has 
been canceled. 

Grushow made his 
remarks on Thursday in 
conjunction with the release 
of Fox's fall schedule, as 
advertisers convene here for 

a week of meetings known 
as the TV upfront, in which 
networks promote their 
new shows to advertisers 
and try to sell as much as 80 
percent of their advertising 

Fox's hit show "Ally 
McBeal (news - Y! TV)" will 
return to the Monday 9 p.m. 
slot, though Grushow said 
that Robert Downey Jr. 
(news - web sites), who has 
been in and out of jail, drug 
rehabilitation centers and 
courtrooms, will be written 
out of the show. 

The network, which is a 
unit of News Corp., also 
confirmed it is moving its 
drama "Dark Angel," creat- 
ed by "Titanic" director 
James Cameron, to Friday at 
8 p.m. from Tuesday at 9 

Fox is adding three new 
comedies and two new dra- 
mas to its schedule. 

"Undeclared," a half- 
hour comedy about a boy's 
first year in college, is 
planned for Tuesday at 8:30 
p.m., following "That '70s 

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May 24, 2001 

The Sauce 

Seventh Page 

Report: NSU lags in female athletic opportunities 

By Rondray Hill 


A report in the May 18 
edition of The Chronicle of 
Higher Education suggests 
that females on the NSU 
campus are underrepre- 
sented when it comes to 
athletic options. 

The report said that the 
campus has a female popu- 
lation of 62 percent, but 
only 34 percent of athletes 

may change 

Staff Reports 

The Southland 
Conference will discuss the 
future format of the confer- 
ence basketball tournament 
at next week's annual 
meeting in Shreveport. 

At stake will be the 
event's possible departure 
of the CenturyTel Center in 
Bossier City, home of last 
year's semi-finals and 

The new proposal 
would have a five-team 
championship tournament, 
with the regular-season 
champion hosting the 
championship game on 
their home floor. The four 
other teams would play 
each other in a single elim- 
ination tournament. 

Conceivably, this for- 
mat is designed to give the 
regular season champion a 
better shot at representing 
the conference in the 
NCAA tournament and 
receiving a higher seed. In 
the last two seasons, the 
No. 6 seeded team won the 
conference tournament and 
received No. 16 seeds. 

"I think the majority of 
the conference is leaning 

See "Tournament" back page 

are females. 

The study also states 
that women's budget for 
scholarships was cut from 
nearly $600,000 in 1998-99 
to nearly $200,000 in 1999- 

Athletic Director Greg 
Burke disputes the find- 
ings, saying that the num- 
bers just don't add up. 

"Our total scholarships 
budget is near $1 million 

dollars including football," 
Burke said. "When you add 
the numbers up, it makes 
me think that they have 
inacurate facts." 

Burke also said that the 
proportionality issue is out 
of the range of the Athletic 

"NSU has had record 
enrollment over the past 
two years," Burke said. 
"I'd like to be in proportion 

with 63 percent of the pop- 
ulation, but we try instead 
to improve the quality of 
our women's program for 
those who are here." 

"I don't think propor- 
tionality should be as much 
of an issue as how you 
make your women's pro- 
gram better," Burke said. 
"We've made a noticeable 
financial commitment to 
our women's sports. 

The Report 

Here s how The Chronicle of 
Higher Education rated NSU 
in terms female population on 
campus versus number of 
female athletes. 

NSU Campus 

Number of Females-- 3,907 

Female Athletes- 140 
#Out of total athletes 




Voted off the Island 

Demons get snubbed by the NCAA 
committee, ends season at 38-17 

The Demons can only watch the NCAA tournament from home 
since they were denied an at-large bid Monday. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Staff Reports 

The NCAA baseball 
selection committee tried 
its best Anne Robinson 


They told the 
Demons... Goodbye. 

Despite a 38-17 record 
and a Southland conference 
championship, the Demons 
did not make the 64-team 
championship tournament 
field, announced Monday. 

"It was a really good 
season, but this is frustrat- 
ing," said Demon pitcher 
Zach Sanches. "We beat 
LSU, Arkansas, and nearly 

swept every team in our 

The Demons' two 
straight losses in the confer- 
ence tournament weighed 

the most in the minds of the 

selection committee accord- 
ing to baseball chairman 
Wally Groff. Groff also said 
the Demons' strength of 
schedule played a big part 
in their denial. 

"We can schedule a 
hard schedule like Houston 
(Cougars) did," outfielder 
Jordan Robison said. "But if 
we lost as many games as 
they did, we still wouldn't 
have gotten in." 

Cohen blames Demons' snub on big-school politics, not records 

By Rondray Hill 


For Demon head coach 
John Cohen, the writing 
was clearly on the wall. 

His 38-17 Demons 
weren't snubbed by the 
selection committee 
because of their two losses 
against Centenary. 

It wasn't because his 
team went 0-2 in the con- 
ference tournament. 

To Cohen, it all boils 
down to one thing... 



"I'd put 
us up against 
any team in 
the Big Ten," 
Cohen said. 
"But, since 
our school 
doesn't have 90,000-plus 
football stadiums or big- 
time connections, we didn't 
get in." 

Cohen is frustrated 
because teams in larger 
conferences with worse 
records somehow got in 
while his Demons will be 
watching the tournament 

at home. 

Consider the selection 
of the Houston Cougars, a 
selection that drew criti- 
cism from many of the 
bubble teams. The commit- 
tee justified that the 
Cougars, despite going 29- 
27, gained entry because 
they played a tougher 
schedule than NSU. 

Cohen doesn't buy 

"They lost 27 Division 
I baseball games. But 
because they have big foot- 
ball connections, their 

name is more recognized," 
Cohen said. "Meanwhile, 
we ran away with our con- 
ference title. Our confer- 
ence was the few ones in 
which every team defeated 
a Top 25 program." 

And while Cohen says 
he realizes the best solution 
would have been to take 
care of business in the con- 
ference tournament, he and 
his players think they 
should be playing on fri- 

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Eighth Page 

The Sauce 

May 24, 2001 

cont'd from seventh page 
Tournament debate 
to be decided 

towards the five-team for- 
mat," Athletic Director 
Greg Burke said. "From the 
conference's viewpoint, 
trying to not have a No. 16 
seed every year may mean 
having to do something 

The current format has 
the top eight teams playing 
each other, with the top 
four teams hosting first 
round games. The winners 
play at the CenturyTel 
Center in Bossier City. 

In the past three sea- 
sons, the top seeds in the 
tournament have not 
advanced to the NCAA 

"If you're Sam 
Houston or McNeese, you 
say 'we earned the regular 
season title, we should be 
the host of the tourna- 
ment," Burke said. 

Lady Demon assistant coach to leave Friday 

Staff Reports 

The NSU Athletic 
Department will host a 
reception honoring Lady 
Demon basketball assistant 
coach Wendy Schuller. 

The reception will be 
this Friday at 10 a.m. in the 
Stroud Room at the 


Schuller, an assistant 
for nine years at NSU, 
leaves the school to become 
the head women's basket- 
ball coach at Eastern 
Washington University. 

"This was a really 
tough decision," Schuller 
said. "NSU has been my 

home for nearly a third of 
my life. I love our team and 
I love this community." 

Schuller's last day at 
NSU is Friday. She is mov- 
ing to Washington over the 

"I want to go up there 
and get a chance to meet 
some of the players and to 

settle in," Schuller said. 
"When an opportunity like 
this comes up, you have to 
take it." 

"I can only hope that I 
get a fraction of support we 
got here at NSU when I get 
there. This is a great com- 
munity that really supports 
this team," Schuller said. 

Cont'd from seventh page 

Demons say they'll regroup 

"We didn't play our best 
ball, but everybody loses in 
baseball," said Senior Jordan 

"We lost to Centenary, 
but Centenary beat 
Nebraska, and they're a top 
seed. I think you gotta win 
ball games, and we did this 

Cohen and the Demons 
say that being left out of the 
tournament won't dimished 

this season, but it will serve 
as extra motivation for next 

"This will give us even 
more drive to get in next 
year," said junior Zach 

"We had one of the best 
years ever in the Southland 
conference and we have a 
great club coming back," 
Cohen said. "This doesn't 
diminish anything. 

The Demons blame "big-school" biases 
left out of the tournament. 

as the reason 

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they were 

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Before: This is the women's gym in 1998 after a fire gutted 

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After: This is the building now after a 2.7 million dollar 
restoration project that was recently completed 

Construction completed, 
Women's old gym now houses 
National Preservation Center 

by Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern State 
University's former 
Women's Gym, now 
known as Lee H. Nelson 
Hall, has become the new 
home for the National Park 
Service's National Center 
for Preservation 
Technology and Training. 

Dr. Robert D. Stearns, 
executive director of the 
National Park Service's 
National Center for 
Preservation Technology 
and Training, says that 

when the NCPTT first 
began in 1994, it was 
placed in temporary quar- 
ters in South Hall on the 
Northwestern Campus. 

In 1995, plans were 
made with Wayne 
Lawrence Coco AIA 
Architect Company to 
restore the former 
Women's Gymnasium, 
located at 645 College Ave, 
for use by the National 
Park Service. 

The gym was original- 
ly built in 1923 and is the 
oldest building on the NSU 
see "Building," page 2 

inside "the sauce... 

Summer Edition 

June 14, 2001 


of Northwestern State University 

Volume 87, Issue 2 

LSU -Alexandria will officially become a four-year institution. How will that 
affect NSU? Will these effects, if any, be positive? And where do NSU officials 
stand on this hot topic. Sauce reporter Raymond Willams has the story, and 

tells us... 



by Raymond Williams 

Sauce Reporter 

LSU-A moves closer to becoming a 
four-year degree institution, causing 
mixed emotions on campus. 

According to LSU-A's website, the 
House of Representatives passed 
Senate Bill 853 on June 5 with a vote 
over the 2 /3s majority needed. This 
bill recognizes LSU-A as a four-year 
institution. Now the bill only needs 
Governor Mike Foster's signature to 
conclude the initial step of this lengthy 

University President Randall 
Webb said, bccmise thr matter went 
before the legislature and was passed, 
it is a decision that must be respected. 
However, he did express worry about 
the issue. 

"I am concerned about the poten- 
tial adverse impact on NSU's enroll- 
ment, the impact on our financial situ- 
ation and that of all institutions in the 
state because we're all severely under 
funded," Webb said. 

Webb also addressed concerns 
about the possible duplication of 
NSU's degree programs. 

However, the extent of LSU-A's 
impact on NSU will not be known until 
the Louisiana Board of Regents and the 
LSU Board of Supervisors approve 

which degree programs LSU-A will be 
allowed to offer. In addition, the stan- 
dards for admission at LSU-A have not 
been -determined and LSU-A is still 
seeking approval from the Southern 
Association for Colleges and Schools to 
offer four year degrees. 

Webb said LSU-A will only offer a 
limited number of four year degrees 
and that it will take time for those pro- 
grams to be accredited. 
"Northwestern is already providing a 
number of programs in Alexandria and 
couttt uffn — uih e ia if th e PuaiU — of— 
Regents determines there is a need," he 

University graduate student Jay 
McKinney expressed concerns about 
LSU-A's ability to entice area students 
to stay in there home towns rather than 
attend NSU.. 

"I think it [LSU-A] will hurt the 
enrollment here because it's more of a 
convenience to stay in a comfort zone," 
McKinney said. 

McKinney, an Alexandria native, 
said if LSU-A was a four-year institu- 
tion when he began college, he would 
have still attended NSU. 

"The only thing that would've hin- 
dered that decision is if LSU-A had the 

see "Webb" page 3 


KNWD almost 
ready to pump up 
the volume again 

Fifth Page 


The girls of NSU 
get set to compete 
at Miss Louisiana 

sixth page 



The Southland con- 
ference changes its 
tournament format 
Seventh Page 


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Everybody reads... The Sauce 

June 14 , 2001 

buildings will 
be studied 
this summer 

The Natchitoches and 
Cane River will be able to 
benefit from the oldest fed- 
eral preservation program. 

A five-person team will 
be working in the 
Natchitoches area this sum- 
mer to document several 
local historic sites as part of 
the Historic American 
Buildings Survey (HABS). 

The program is funded 
by the National Park 
Service. The team consists of 
Edward Pillsbury of 
Morristown, N.J., Jon 
Wilson of Oxford, Miss., 
Maciej Gruzecski of Lodz, 
Poland and Kati Maksay of 
Cluj, Romania. Caroline 

Wright nf Austin. Texas will 
head the team. Gruzecski 
and Maksay were placed in 
the program through the 
International Council on 
Monuments and Sites (ICO- 

Over a 12-week period, 
the group will complete 
measured drawings and 
short historical reports on 
architectural and cultural 
traditions. Plans are to work 
at the old Train Depot in 
Natchitoches and at 
Oakland Plantation as well 
as additional sites. The 
measured drawings are 
architectural blueprints. The 
original drawing will be 
given to the Library of 
Congress and a copy of the 
drawing will be available 

"I am excited about 
what this team of young- 
professionals will be able to 
accomplish," said Paul 
Dolinsky, chief of HABS 
with the National Park 
Service. "We will cut a 
broad swath through the 
Cane River Heritage Area. 
You cannot plan for the 
future without knowing the 

Story cont'd from page 1 

Building will be used for research projects 

Campus. It will be named 
after Lee H. Nelson, a pio- 
neer in the field of historic 
preservation technology 
and a career employee of 
the National Park Service. 

Wayne Coco, president 
of Coco Company, says that 
the completed project took 
six years and acquired a 
cost of 2.7 million dollars. 

There were several set- 
backs during the restora- 
tion process to include a 
large fire caused by led 
paint abatement in 
November 1997. A year 
and a half after the fire, 
Coco Company began the 
restoration work once 
more. They experienced 
another small fire in the fall 
of 2000 caused by a weld- 
ing spark that fell into a 
window sill. 

In the spring of 2000, 

they were able to finally 
complete the project. 

" It was the most challeng- 
ing project. We have had 
many setbacks but through 
the hard work and perse- 
verance of many people, 
we were able to finish. We 
are delighted with the fin- 
ished work," Coco says. 

Stearns says now that 
Nelson Hall is finished; the 
NCPTT plans to use the 
building for research proj- 
ects and community activi- 
ties. The building contains 
computer training systems 
and an open gym space for 
community meetings and 
larger gatherings. 

Internships will be 
available to NSU students 
and faculty. NCPTT has 
made agreements with 
local Louisiana schools, to 
make their computer labs 

available and the ability to 
conduct basic research proj- 
ects with a senior 

"It will provide us an 
opportunity to reciprocate 
on the hospitality that the 
community and NSU in 
particular has provided us. 
We now have a community 
space that we are willing to 
give access to the commu- 
nity and to the university," 
Stearns says. 

Stearns says that the 
NCPTT plans to hold a for- 
mal dedication and open 
house for Nelson Hall on 
November 6th. On 
November 7th, a sympo- 
sium will be held by the 
National Center on the 
Role of Technology and 
Training in the 

Preservation of Historic 

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The Sauce 


Third Page 

Story cont'd from page 1 

Webb: "We will protect the interests of NSU" 

same or better program 
than NSU," McKinney said. 

Addressing the univer- 
sity's current position, 
Webb said NSU will contin- 
ue to participate in any way 
deemed acceptable by the 
Board of Regents to meet 
the postsecondary needs of 
central Louisiana's resi- 

"If that means provid- 
ing graduate, baccalaureate 
or associate degree pro- 
grams at the University 
Center at England Airport 
or electronic distance learn- 
ing courses at other sites, 
Northwestern is prepared to 
do that," Webb said. 

Still, he did not deny 
fighting against LSU-A's 
approval nor did he discuss 
any specifics of the fight but 

he did make one final state- 
ment about the issue. 

"We want to do the best 
we can to protect the inter- 
ests of NSU," Webb said. 

The Plan 

LSUA will begin offer- 
ing four-year degrees 
in elementary educa- 
tion, business, general 
studies, biology, psy- 
chology, accounting 
and computer science 
by Fall 2002. This plan 
is pending on the 
approval of LSU Board 
of Supervisors and the 
Louisiana Board of 

" Establishing 
another univer- 
sity in this area 
could obviously 
affect NSU's 
future enroll- 
ment and fund- 
ing from tuition 
and other 
erated income. 

Dr. Randy Webb 
June 5, 2001 

Graduate Student Jay McKinney, an Alexandria native, 
thinks enrollment at NSU may suffer. 

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- Custom made volleyball swimming pool 

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The Sauce 

June 14, 2001 

New pom-pon line members 
chosen for 2001-2002 

Thirty-six students 
have been named to the 
2001-2002 Purple Pizzazz 
Pom Pon Line at 
Northwestern State 

Ashantia Roberson of 
Leesville will serve as cap- 
tain while Kellie Landeche 
of Luling and Alison Clary 
of Opelousas will be co- 
captains. Corey Devillier of 
Bunkie will be the fund- 
raiser coordinator. 

Members of the Pom 

Pon Line will be Kristin 

Maricelli of Natchitoches, 

Katie Samuels, Linnea 

Dowdall, Jessica Carter, 

Brittany Bennett and 

Jennifer East of Bossier 

City Kiante Roberson, 

Leslie Schwartz, Danielle 

Mitchell and Megan 

Sandlin of Baton Rouge. 

Also named were: 
Ashley Aderhold of 

Alexandria, Joanie 

Williams and Jennifer 

Brown of Monroe, Amanda 

Braxton of Kinder, Kendra 

Campbell of Abbeville, 

Aimee Bobo, Kenda 
Bockhaus and Lisa Davis of 
Haughton and Kelli 
Stewart and Raegan Rivers 
of Greenwell Springs. 

Others named to the 
Pom Pon Line were 
Jimmeka Barnes of 
Greenwood, Naomi 
Robinson and Essence 
Payne of Shreveport, Sarah 
Maxwell of Winnfield, 
Lauren O'Kelly of Pineville, 
April Norwood of Zachary, 
Dorothea Wilson of 
Marrero, Leigh Ann 
Modisette of Lufkin, Texas, 
Megan Boudreaux of 
Sulphur, Andrea Creamer 
of Campti, Chloe Holloway 
of Fort Polk and Brittany 
Baucum of Port Allen. 

The Pom Pon line 
serves as a spirit hostess 
group, assisting the NSU 

cheerleaders in promoting 
spirit during Demon athlet- 
ic functions. This squad 
performs side-line cheers, 
chants and pom-dance style 
routines during football 
and basketball games. 

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Sauce Life 

June 14, 2001 

The Sauce 

Fifth Page 

Know of any good movies 

Photographer Mark 
Mills takes his 
daughter Jailee to 
the Parkway 
Cinema to catch a 
matinee. If you're 
not sure on what to 
see this summer, 
let the Current 
Sauce help you 

Photo by Jennifer 

NSU students give their picks on what to see, and what not to see, at the theaters this summer 

by Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

This summer's hot 
movies according to 
Northwestern State 
University Students and are 
"Pearl Harbor", "Moulin 
Rouge", What's the Worst 
That Could Happen", and 
"The Mummy Returns". 

"Pearl Harbor" by 
Touchstone pictures, stars 
Alec Baldwin, Josh 
Hartnett, Ben Affleck, and 
Cube Gooding Jr. This 
action-drama retells the 

events that took place and 
led up to the Japanese 
attack on the United States 
naval base in Pearl Harbor, 
Hawaii. It is rated PG-13 
with intense war 
sequences and images of 

"Moulin Rouge" by 20th 
Century Fox, stars John 
Leguizamo, Nicole 
Kidman, Ewan McGregor, 
Jim Broadbent, and Carol 
O'Conner. This musical 
drama tells the story of a 
young writer who defies 
his father and joins the 
underworld of 

Montmartre, Paris. He is 
taken in with the excite- 
ment of the party life at the 
Moulin Rouge and falls in 
love with the most beauti- 
ful courtesan in Paris who 
also happens to be the star 
of the Moulin Rouge. The 
rating for this film is also 
PG-13 for sexual content. 

Martin Lawrence's new 
movie, " What's the Worst 
That Could Happen" was 
highly recommended by 
several NSU students. It 
stars William Fichtner, 
Bernie Mac, Danny Devito, 
Nora Dunn, and Martin 

Lawrence. This comedy by 
MGM tells the story of a 
professional thief who gets 
busted robbing a sleazy 
billionaire. During the 
bust, the billionaire 
decides to rob the thief 
back as payback. The rest 
of the movie is a hilarious 
contest of wills to see how 
far each man will go in 
pursuit of a stolen item. 
This movie is rated PG-13 
for language and sexual 

"The Mummy Returns" 
by Universal Pictures. This 
sequel stars Rachel Weisz, 

Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr, 
Patricia Velazquez, and 
"The Rock". The stars from 
the original "Mummy" 
must go up against the evil 
mummy Imhotep when he 
reappears in the British 
Museum. The twist to the 
film occurs when another 
darker and more powerful 
force is set loose into the 
world. As the two forces 
clash, it is up to the 
O'Connells to save the day. 
This horror, action, thriller 
film is rated PG-13 for 
adventure action and vio- 

KNWD phone line problems nearly fixed, "days away" from going back on the air 

by Rondray Hill 


KNWD, the student 
radio station of NSU, may 
back back on the air in a lit- 
tle less than a week. 

This according to assis- 
tant general manager Juice 
Pinney. He said that the 
radio station, which has 
been off the air since April, 
could have the problem 
fixed by early next week. 

The problem, Pinney 

said, was due to a cut tele- 
phone line before Easter. 

"We went to everyone 
who had a President or 
Vice President in front of 
their name and com- 
plained about this," Pinney 

"There will be an extra 
line from the stadium press 
box to the radio station. 
Right now, music can be 
heard from the radio sta- 
tion, but only from one 
channel. But that should be 

fixed soon." 

Once the problems 
with the phone lines have 
been fixed, Pinney said the 
radio station will operate 
as it normally does, play- 
ing music 24-hours a day 
on 91.7 FM. 

"President Webb 
assured me that it would 
be done as soon as possi- 
ble," Pinney said. "We've 
been giving him daily 
updates, and things should 
be finished really soon" 

KNWD may back back over the air as soon as next week, accord- 
ing to management. 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 


Sixth Page 

The Sauce 

June 14, 2001 

The seven contestants in the Miss Louisiana pageant from NSU are, from 
back left, Casey Jo Crowder, Amber Rhyne, Lakesha Harris, Kimberly Jones, 
and from front, Sabrina Plaisance, Kristen Holley and Lacey Fletcher. 

Photo By Gary Hardamon 


Seven of NSU s finest will take the 
stage this weekend for their chance 
at being the next Miss Louisiana 

By Heather Patton 

Sauce Reporter 

The Miss Louisiana Pageant will be this Saturday at 8 p.m. in Monroe, La. Seven contestants out of 30 are students of the University. 

Susanna Deshotel, assistant director of student activities, said although their main concern is Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet, the Student 
Activities Board supports all of the University's contestants. 

"We have informal discussions to help them get a grasp of the interview process," Deshotel said. "This is to help them know what's going on in the 
world, to articulate that and have an opinion. Anything the contestants ask for, we try to help with. We did three mock interviews for Kristen with the 

Deshotel stressed the importance of practicing interviews. The interviews are the first time the contestants will see the judges one-on-one. It is a 12- 
minute interview and counts for 30 percent of their total score. Doing well in these interviews is a must. 

"The girls don't know what the judges will be asking, so it's good for them to get this practice now," Deshotel said. 

Deshotel also commends the talent of the contestants from the University. Most have talent coaches, from singing to baton twirling. Deshotel said 
this showcases the quality of instruction at the University because the contestants learn from the University. 

"These girls are in choir, orchestra, theater, twirling with the band," Deshotel said, "so it's a good example of the quality of the fine arts department 
on campus." 

Sabrina Plaisance's talent is singing "I'm Afraid This Must Be Love," by Linda Eder. Plaisance said the two main reasons she got into pageants were 
for the scholarship opportunities as well as to perform in front of others. 

"These scholarships have paid for my college degree," Plaisance said. "Being in the pageants also helps me to have an opportunity to meet people, 
perform and have confidence in myself. I was honored when I was chosen Miss Crescent City. It was also another chance for me to apply to the Miss 
Louisiana Pageant. This is my last year to compete. I want the title, but I also know there is one person out of 30 that will get it. If it's not me, I'll still 
go 110 percent for the year." 

Plaisance has auditioned for theater companies and has offers from five across the country. She thanks the SAB and the University in helping her to 
prepare to compete. 

Kristen Holley's talent is singing "At Your Feet" by Natalie Grant. 
"It's a spiritual piece," Holley said. 

Holley said going to the Miss Louisiana Pageant was not her main goal. Holley stated she did Miss LOB for the scholarship and to challenge her- 

"Throughout this pageant I've had unlimited personal growth," Holley said. "I've never thought I would be in this pageant. This has solidified my 
morals and how to communicate what I believe in to others. My goals and ambitions have changed and I'll take what I've learned from this pageant 
and apply it to education. This experience will make me a better teacher. I can talk to anyone and I want to know others and what they believe in." 

Holley is involved in K-Kids of Natchitoches. If not chosen for Miss Louisiana, she will continue to work with them as well as the Boys and Girls 
Club of Natchitoches. 

"I want to be an advocate and tells others 'you can do it'," Holley said. "There's so much opportunity to be the best person you can be. When spend- 
ing time talking with the K-Kids, there are moments of silence when I know something is going on in their minds. I can tell they're listening and I'm 
making a difference. If I can be a good Christian example then I feel I'm staying true to myself. I feel if I can leave this and look in the mirror and say 
'I'm happy', then it's been a success. I hope I'm someone my parents are proud of." 


Sauce SportS 

June 14, 2001 

The Sauce 

Seventh Page 

Robison, DeSalme 
drafted by Cardinals, 
Brewers in MLB draft 

A year ago, 
Northwestern State out- 
fielder Jordan Robison was 
stunned when he was not 
drafted after an impressive 
junior season. 

The surprise this year 
was much more pleasant. 

After posting All- 
America caliber numbers 
in his senior season, 
Robison was chosen by the 
St. Louis Cardinals in the 
14th round of the major 
league baseball summer 
amateur baseball draft. 

Teammate Gene 
DeSalme, a left-handed 
junior pitcher, was chosen 
in the 16th round by the 
Milwaukee Brewers. 
DeSalme, who carried a 4.0 
grade point average in the 
fall semester, gave 
Northwestern the first two 
Southland Conference 
players selected. 

"I've got goosebumps, 
I'm so excited," said 
Robison, who was also 
announced Tuesday as a 
first-team All-South 
Central Region selection 
for the second straight 
year. "I can't even begin to 
express how great I feel. 
Holy moley this is awe- 

"There's so much relief 
after last year. It was a 
tremendous disappoint- 
ment and to go from that 
low to this high is beyond 
my comprehension," he 
said. "There are so many 
people, coaches and team- 
mates and people around 
here, that I want to hug and 
thank for their support." 

Robison batted .372 
with 13 home runs, 56 RBI 
and 20 stolen bases while 
leading the Demons, 38-17, 
to the Southland 
Conference championship. 
The Iona, Idaho native 
capped his two-year 
Demon career ranked in 
nine of 15 career top 10s in 

the NSU record book. 

"Jordan is a five-tool 
player who has been 
incredibly productive in his 
two seasons with us," said 
fourth-year Demon coach 
John Cohen, a former 

Minnesota Twins draft 
pick as an outfielder. "It's 
very gratifying to see him 
picked early in the draft 
which indicates how high- 
ly regarded he was by the 
pro scouts." 

The all-region honor 
qualifies Robison for con- 
sideration for the American 
Baseball Coaches 
Association All-America 
team. He was a two-time 
all-conference first-team 
pick who was runner-up by 
one vote for the SLC Player 
of the Year award this sea- 

"Jordan has a great 
combination of speed, 
power and baseball savvy," 
said Cohen. "We're proud 
of what he accomplished in 
our program and we know 
he has a future in profes- 
sional baseball. 

"Gene is a tall (6-5), 
strong-armed young man 
who has a lot of upside," 
said Cohen. "He's an 
extremely bright guy with 
plans to attend law school, 
and we hope the opportu- 
nity of combining another 
year of college baseball 
with the chance to com- 
plete his undergraduate 
work will bring him back 
to our team for his senior 

DeSalme was also cho- 
sen in the 16th round by 
the New York Mets two 
years ago after his fresh- 
man season at Meremac 
Community College. He 
was 1-0 with a 3.54 ERA in 
20.1 innings while making 
eight appearances, includ- 
ing four starts, and striking 
out 18 this year for the 

The best of the best 

Seven of the state's best will enter the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 

Former Celtics forward Robert Parish will take 
part in a reception here on NSU's campus next 

Photo courtesy of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 

Some of the top figures in state 
sports history will be on hand during 
the 2001 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
Induction Celebration June 23-26 
in Shreveport, Bossier City and 
Natchitoches as seven new members 
are enshrined in the Hall of Fame. 

Shreveport native Robert Parish, 
named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary 
All-Time Team, headlines the seven- 
member 2001 induction class, joining 
five-time All-Pro New Orleans Saints 
linebacker Sam Mills and two LSU 
sports heroes, retired director of athlet- 
ics Joe Dean and football great 
A.J. Duhe. 

Also elected to the Hall of Fame 
were Lin Gamble, a DeSoto Parish 
native who starred for the USA in 
women's basketball in the early 
1970s, along with high school football 
coaching legends Charlie Brown 
and Chick Childress. They were elect- 
ed earlier this year by a 27-member 
Louisiana Sports Writers Association 

They will be among the celebrities 
taking part in the Hall of Fame 
Induction Celebration, which kicks off 
at the Hall of Fame in Prather 
Coliseum in Natchitoches with a 
Saturday Night Festival June 23 help- 
ing benefit the Make-A-Wish 

The inductees will be introduced 
and sign autographs during the event, 
which will also feature entertainment 
provided by one of North 
Louisiana's most popular bands, 
Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs. 

Tickets for the event are $5 per cou- 

Story cont'd on page 8 

Southland conference votes for new tournament format; 
AD's vote to move finals from CenturyTel center 

by Rondray Hill 


The Southland 
conference basketball 
tournaments will no 
longer be played at a neu T 
tral site as the conference 
Athletic Directors 
approved a new format at 
their annual meetings in 
Shreveport early this 

The new formant 

finals will be played at the 
highest seeded team's 
home court. 

will have the top six teams 
play in a single-elimina- 
tion tournament with the 
top two teams 
receiveing a 
first round 
bye. The 
s e m i f i n a 
rounds will 
be played at 
the home of 

the team with The Demons won their first, and last, conference 
the highest title in the CenturyTel center after the confer- 
seed and the ence's decision. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 



Eighth Page 

The Sauce 

June 14, 2001 

cont'd from page 7 

Hall of fame inductees 

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pie and will be on sale at 
the door or in advance by 
calling 357-6467. Dutch-treat 
suppers, food portions and 
refreshments will be on sale 
at the festival, which begins 
at 7 p.m. in the air-condi- 
tioned coliseum on the 
Northwestern State 
University campus. 

Parish, who earned All- 
America honors at 
Woodlawn High School and 
Centenary College in his 
hometown, was a nine-time 
NBA All-Star center 
with the Boston Celtics. "The 
Chief" teamed with Larry 
Bird and Kevin 
McHale to form perhaps the 
most formidable frontcourt 
in basketball history as they 
led Boston win three world 
titles, and in the twilight of 
his remarkable 21-season pro 
career, Parish helped 

Michael Jordan's Chicago 
Bulls win another NBA 

Mills was an undersized 
(5-9, 225) stalwart in the fear- 
some Saints defense in the 
early 1990s. He played in 
four Pro Bowls during his 
stay in New Orleans, and 
reached another with 

Dean, an All- 
Southeastern Conference 
basketball star for LSU in the 
1950s, became one of the bet- 
ter known college basketball 
television analysts before 
taking the helm of LSU ath- 
letics in April 1987. He 
steered the program to 21 
national championships, 
attendance records, sweep- 
ing facility improvements 
and financial security before 
retiring at the end of 2000. 





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Baseball coach Cohen takes job at Florida 

by Josh Beavers 

Sauce reporter 

Demon head coach 
John Cohen accepted an 
offer to become the head 
assistant coach at the 
University of Florida. 

"By the time the negoti- 
ations were finished, they 
basically gave me an offer I 

NSU starts no 
smoking policy 
for faculty 

Northwestern State 
University has strength- 
ened its smoking policy to 
better protect its employees 
in the workplace, accord- 
ing to NSU President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb. 

NSU has prohibited 
smoking in all university 
facilities including athletic 
facilities. The policy also 
extends to university vehi- 

"This policy is part of 
our dedication to provid- 
ing a safe, healthy and 
comfortable environment 
for Northwestern' s stu- 
dents, faculty, staff and 
guests," said Webb. 

"Numerous studies 
have shown the danger of 
secondhand smoke to non 
smokers. We hope those in 
the university community 
will pursue the implemen- 
tation of this policy in a 
manner which is consider- 
ate of all involved." 

The new policy 

see "smoking," page 2 

couldn't refuse," Cohen 

He's the third head 
coach to leave the program 
in the last 10 years. He will 
work under his former 
coach at the Mississippi 
State, Pat McMahon. 

Cohen won two confer- 
ence championships in his 
four years at NSU, picking 

up 146 wins. His teams set 
18 individual and school 
records while extend NSU's 
winning season streak to 13 
consecutive seasons. 

He also played a large 
part in getting funds for the 
expansion and renovations 
to Brown-Stroud field. 

"It was a difficult deci- 
sion," Cohen said. "I felt 

fraudulent about leaving 
the team. But they under- 
stand opportunities like this 
don't come around every- 

In one of the best sea- 
sons in NSU history, 
Cohen's 2000 team went 38- 
17. Eight of his players 
have been drafted to the 
Major Leagues. 


Three years at 

146-84 record 

Two Southland Conference 

8 individual and team 
records set. 

Eight players drafted to MLB 

A new report suggests that college athletics have sacrificed education for wins. We 
asked NSU athletic officials if they think their programs are 


by Rondray Hill 


"The problems with 
big-time college sports 
have grown rather than 
diminished. The most 
glaring problems - aca- 
demic transgressions, a 
financial arms race, and 
commercialization - are 
all evidence of the widen- 
ing chasm between higher 
education's ideas and big- 
time college sports." 

This was a quote from 
the text of the Knight 
Foundation Commission 
on Inter Collegiate 
Athletics' report on the 
state of college sports. 

Titled, "A Call to 
Arms," the report goes on 
to highlight what it 
believes is the problem 
with today's college 
sports - low graduation 
rates, gambling on games, 
and donations from alum- 
ni members who really 

don't care about the ath- 
letes themselves. 

"It's funny, people 
rarely talk about the good 

things big-time sports 
does for a university," 
NSU football coach Steve 
Roberts said. 

The charges are harsh 
and to the point. The 
remedies may even be 

The report states that 
"all programs that do not 
graduate at least 50 per- 
cent of their players be 
barred from conference 
championships or post 
season play." They also 
suggest prohibiting ath- 
letes from wearing corpo- 
rate logos on uniforms. 

And the report seems 
to take a shot at collegiate 
football and basketball, 
citing these two sports as 
the source of many of the 

See "report," pg. 4 

An independent commission on college sports said that collegiate 
athletics is becoming too much like its professional counterparts 

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July 5, 2001 

Construction looms on Keyser Ave. Bridge 

by Josh Beavers 

Sauce reporter 

In Natchitoches, the 
long hot days of summer 
may be leading to fall, but 
they are also leading to 
potential traffic problems as 
construction will begin to 
replace the Keyser Avenue 

The construction is the 
final phase of a project that 
has been on hold for almost 
two years. Previously, work 
was completed on an expan- 
sion of a one-mile stretch of 
Keyser Avenue from 
Highway 1 east to the city 
limits. The former two-lane 
street is now five lanes. 

Project Director 
Jonathan Lachney said the 
current phase of the con- 
struction is to remedy the 
problem the wider thor- 
oughfare creates. 

cont'd from pg. one 

requests that those who 
choose to smoke outside 
University buildings and 
facilities should avoid the 
immediate entrance and 
exit areas to prevent sub- 
jecting others to second- 
hand smoke. 

"Secondhand smoke is 
a danger to people in the 
workplace and is an impor- 
tant safety issue," said 
NSU Environmental 
Health and Safety Officer 
Tammie Pezant. "This poli- 
cv will create a healthier 
working environment for 
all employees and will bet- 
ter protect our students, 
faculty, staff over the long 
run." ' 

According to Pezant, 
research indicates second- 
hand smoke can cause dis- 
tress to non-smokers with 
chronic heart or lung dis- 
ease. She said surveys have 
indicated that those with 
allergies and the majority 
of healthy non smokers' 
experience discomfort 
when exposed to second- 
hand smoke. 

Getting across the Keyser Ave. bridge may be more difficult once 

construction begins in the fall. photo courtesy of 

"We have a bottleneck 
now," Lachney said. "This 
area has always been busy, 
but now things can be 
stacked up more than in the 
past because of the extra 
lanes on one side of the 

Lachney said the new 
bridge will have two travel 
lanes with a center turn lane, 
which he believes should 
help push cars quicker onto 
adjacent Jefferson Street. The 
project will likely take one 

and a half years to complete 
and cost $3.9 million. 

Lachney said traffic will 
continue to flow during the 
construction, but on an alter- 
nate route. However, he said 
there will be delays caused 
when a detour bridge is tied 
into the existing road. 

Natchitoches Mayor 
Wayne McCullen said the 
plan is for a temporary 
bridge to be constructed 
north of the existing one. 
The current bridge will be 

demolished and replaced 
with one similar in design to 
the nearby Church Street 

"We are asking for 
patience from our citizens," 
McCullen said. "We are 
going to have some traffic 
problems, but we will work 
them out." 

McCullen said the 
bridge work is a sign of 
growth in the city. 

"A decade ago, Keyser 
Avenue was an underdevel- 
oped highway," McCullen 
said. "Now we have a city on 
the fast track for growth." 

McCullen believes the 
new bridge will add to the 
area's current expansion 
efforts that includes a new 
shopping center adjacent to 
Wal-Mart and a Super 1 
Foods grocery that received 
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Third Page 

342 students with 4.0 g.p.a's named to spring President's List 

Abbeville — Elizabeth Ann Hebert , Alyson 
Schexnaydcr; Alexandria — Trenda-Joi Lajuan 
Beauregard, Linda Jayne Bourgault, Julie M. 
Bridges, Kevin Neil Davidson, Susan Gaye 
Ewing I lusscy, Riley Jones, Paula Myoshi Pullen 
Larvadain, Steven Gerard Mehojevich, Monica 
L. Partney, James Donald Reynolds Jr., Charissa 
R. Simon, Tuan Tran, Nicole Denise Vanderlick; 
Anacoco — Wayne Bush, Daniel Lee Doyle; 
Angie — Donald Seth Fornea; Ann Arbor, Mich. 

— Tenille Elizabeth Fogel; Arlington, Texas — 
Brian R. Coatney; Atlanta — Farrah Michae 
Lasyone, Kelli Elizabeth Kidd Williams; Baker 

— Danielle Boudreaux; Ball — Megan Sharkey; 
Baton Rouge — Robert Lee Browning, Jamilah 
Davis, Julie Renee Freyou, Gregory J. Gelpi, 
Casey Douglas Lillie, LaKoya Neasha Porter, 
Ashley Ann Stevens, Tracye L. Thompson; 
Belmont — Henrv Burns; Bentley — Samantha 
Kay Jones; Benton — Becky Owens; Bossier 
City — [ulianiia Aaron, Clint A. Benoit, juanita 
C. Carretl, Christopher John Collier, Barbara 
Ann Parker France, Melissa A. Glasscock, 
Carren L. Jobrey, Emily A. Moore, Danielle 
Marie Morgan, Angela Nicole Mahfouz Parker, 
Phillip A. Scott. Ryan Christopher Terry: Bourg 

— John Benjamin Cross; Boyce — Samantha L. 
Lacour, Brandi M. Mathews, Alisha Morrison; 
Bryan, Texas — Ailyn Michelle Hall; Campti — 
Jessica Lynn Cason, Melissa Ann Gooden; 
Canton, Texas — Tiffany Marie Crawford; 
Carrollton, Texas — Carolyn Charie Mclnnis; 
Castor — Ginger LaNell Smith Gray, Britney 
Shea Thrasher. Centervilte — Kaitlin S. Deslatte; 
Chalmette — Shannon Susan Vallee; 
Cheneyville — Loretta Johnson; Columbia — 
Melissa Basco; Convent — Dawn Boudreaux; 
Cottonport — Lakeytha Guillory, Leslie Ware 
Kaylo, Crystal Lvnn Mallett, Laura C. West; 
Coushatta — Joy Fay Cox Cannon, Stacy E. 
Cason, Latoya Hicks, Marsha Jones, Regina 
Diane Lawson, Stephanie Paige Martin, Jessica 
Anne Neal, Shellie Trammel, Ann Tonette 
Williams; Covington — Angelin Louise Adams; 
Crowley — Mindy Nicole Martin; DeRidder - 
Erin B. Bardin, Arlene Denise Brooks, Amber 
Mystery Cooper, Kris Joelle Crum, Shonda 

Swartz; Denham Springs — Kathy Duvic, 
Jeffrey P. Harman, Elizabeth A. Patchcn; Derry 

— Amelia B. Haden Churchman; Deville — 
Susan Renee Hall, April Rebecca Murff Mabou; 
Dexter, N.Y. — Wesley Wayne Boyanski; 
Donaldsonville — Brett Thomas Chiquet; 
Doyline — Tiffany Renee' Cole, Jason Stewart 
Edwards; Dry Creek — dinger GeNelle Hodges; 
Duson — Derwood Paul Arscment II; Easley, 
S.C. — Alexander C Billioux; Elizabeth — Con- 
Wayne Strother; Erath — Amber Moreland; 
Euless, Texas — LaTasha R. Prcvlo; Florien — 
Judy Arthur Borden, Tara Davis, Jeremy 
Flenniken, Kirsten Elisa Weierholt; Folsom — 
Jared Allen Monroe; Fort Huachuca, Ariz. — 
Angela G. Rivera; Fort Polk — Nalividad D. 
Aguilar, Belinda S. Andujar. Angela C. Blouin, 
Martina C. Burketl. Myra N. Chandler, Brianna 
Jean Chrisman, Sarah Ann Hill, Simone Klasen 
Larlee, Jacklyn E. Sandoval Lynch, DeAnna 
Lynn Keefner McGregor, John Millender, Tanya 
M. Madden Millender, Jennifer Ann Motz, 
Johnathan Stephen Sexton, Jennifer L. 
Haberman Wagner, lngrid Monika Ward; 
Garland, Texas — Charles Mathew Casstevens; 
Gibson — Crystal Bergeron; Gloster— Amye E. 
Legrand; Anna Means; Goldonna — Brenton 
Carpenter, Justin Keith Gates, Krissi Lyn 
Johnson; Gonzales — Rache! Ashley Kimball; 
Greenwell Springs — Ashlee Beall; Hahnville 

— Jennifer Delk; Hammond, Ind. — Catherine 
Marie Herring; Harahan — Carrie Beth Guillory; 
Harvey — Michael Balbach; Haughton — Lisa 
M. Bradeen, Christina L. Lowry, Christi Lupo, 
Sarah Melinda Montgomery, Joshua Ryan 
Reynolds, Jennifer J. Walker; Haynesville — 
Courtney Lynn Bailey; Homer — Sandra Lynne 
Birdsong, Hillary N. Brantley, Brooke Ellen 
Smith, Julia Sharon Tabor; Hornbeck — Tully D. 
Thornton; Houma — Rebecca Kay Waguespack; 
Iota — Jennifer Claire Barbier; Jamestown — 
Stephen L. Bates; Jena — Douglas Lee Campbell, 
Connie H. Masters, Lindie Ann Stevens; 
Jennings — Chrissie Landry; Jonesboro — 
JoAnna M. Chretien; Jonesville — Theresa 
Leona Jones; Erin Elizabeth Tolar; Joyce — 
Karen Denise Sanders Mathis; Keithville — 

Corey W. Candler, Lauren Jo Sellers, Lori Anne 
Thompson; Kelso, Wash. — Ashley D. Kincade; 
Kilcen, Texas — Brad Alien Skinner, Nicole M. 
Sullivan; Kinder — Crissy Bergeron, Brusion 
Kade Manuel; Krotz Springs — Kolleen C. 
Snyder; Lafayette — Corey Ann Breitling, Lake 
Arthur — Raymond Paul Jannise; Lake Charles 

— Amanda Lynn Jones; Lawton, Okla. — Isaac 
Edwards McCool; League City, Texas — Justin 
T Shatweil; Lecompte — Amanda Renee French, 
Leesville — Chasity Amanda Barrington, Billy 
Rav Brauer, Kristin Lvn Andress Canada, Tamela 
Lvnn DeLong, Adam Jo Einck, Nadja S. 
Schiwietz George, Mary J. Green, Marc E. Le 
Bato, Stephanie Dawn Lopez, Jennifer Lois 
Shatzkin, Shaunna K. Smith, Natalie Lynn 
Tanner, Wanetah Kim Walmslev, Michelle 
Couteter Wellman, Carol Lynn Wells; Lena — 
Kandice Ainsworth Allen, Jason Gregory 
Maveaux; Lexington, Texas — Karen Dianne 
Yurk; Littlleton, Colo. — Carrie Marie Brown; 
Logansport — Sarah Lindsey Clark, Erin 
Rebecca Parker, Angela Michelle Register; 
Longstreet — Ashlee M. Smitherman; 
Longview, Texas — Lane K. Dunn, Mistv Lvnn 
Pope; Loranger — Jennifer Orsi; Mandeville — 
Shelly Lynn Scott; Mansura — Hannah 
Elizabeth Lemoine; Jaime Tassin; Many — Jackie 
L. Adair, Shawn Byles, Tammy Davis, Lacy E. 
Dumas, Phillip R. Kirk, David A. Long, Beau 
Manasco, Rebecca Hill Penfield, Jeffery M. 
Quayhagen, Jennifer Lynn Heard Skidmore, 
Merry Joanna Savell Stinson, Danya Neel Titus; 
Marksville — Crystal Lynn Dupuv, Ronald 
Williams; Marthaville — Mary Ann Lilley; 
Metairie — Heather Erin McCardle; Milam., 
Texas — James W. Ling III; Minden — Joseph 
Earl Brakhage, Kimberlv Jernigan Dirks; 
Monroe — Ashley Spiegel; Montgomery — 
Rodney Preston Feazell; Morgan City — Kara 
Nicole Crochet, Sabrina Plaisance; Morse — 
Elisa Dian Lejeune, Sara Primeaux; Mount 
Vernon, Texas — Matt Lee Lawrence; Muskego, 
Wise. — Melissa Marie Krause, Natchez, Miss. 

— Curtis L. Minor; Natchitoches — Jessica M. 
Avelis, Marina Vasileva Barakova, Brandon Scott 
Barker, Amanda L. Barrios, LaWanda Renee 

Peters Bell, Vicky Boudreaux, Paula A. Brents, 
Christopher Lee Brown, Jeannie Marie 
Campbell, Jennifer Lee Campbell, Mark 
Campbell, Jason Paul Champagne, Donald 
Eugene Champlin, Tyler R. Chance, Xiao Chen, 
Elden Rene Coleman, Leanie P. Durrett, Deon 
Michelle Edgerson, Sophelia Latessa Felton, 
Shannon Stewart Gresham, Stephanie Hood, 
Sunny Brooke Floyd Hyde, Jennifer Marie 
Jensen. Mary J. Johnson, Amy S. Johnston, 
Ljiljana Kusljic, Esteban Lopez, Kristi Susanne 
King Maynor, Melanie McBride, Kristi Ann 
McGuffee Nealy, Allissa D. Ohmer, Johnna 
Stephene Owecki, Lyndi Eugenia Paludan, 
Begona Percz-Mira, Wendi Lois Petrus, Jeff 
Rachal, Sandra Anne B. Robbins, April Lynn 
Roberts, Theresa Perez Gonzalez Rogers, Tina 
Michelle Simmons, Shawna E. Straub, Camille 
M. Suggs, Michael Aaron Sujek, Daniel Templet, 
Tammv Gravois Templet, Sarah Marie Terrell, 
Barri M. Territo, Donald Thornton Jr., Audrey 
Troquille, Jessica K Waites, Cinthia Kay 
Wenninger, Melody Barker Williams, Laura 
Wimberly, Manshan Yang; New Llano — Norma 
A. Dush; Glenda F. Gattis, Jodie L. Parker, 
Katrina Marie Smith; New Orleans — Sara S. 
Debroeck, Cherilyn Ann Fairchild, William 
LaGrange, Amanda C. Lindsey, Benjamin John 
Nolan; Noble — Tara R. Ezernack, Shelly R. 
Malmay, Aaron A. Sepulvado; Nokomis, Fla. — 
Adam Wyatt Pennell; Northport, Ala. — Chris 
Michael Timmins; Oakdale — Joshuah Allen 
Laird, Benjamin Lyman Thompson; Olla — 
Chris Barbo; Pearl River — RoAnna Sykes; 
Pelican — Jessica Leanne Salter; Pineville — 
Marcia R. Agent, Allison S. Bishop, Phillip Allen 
Brooks, Wendy M. Trahan Hendershott, Heather 
Jarrell, Mark Davin Johnson, Ashley Anne 
LaCaze, Sarah Murff, Patricia Quiglev, Michelle 
Leigh Raiford, Wes Rutherford, Linda L. 
Cannaday Terrell, Kimberlv L. Toston; Pitkin — 
Bessie Leanne Renfrow, Pleasant Hill — Carol S. 
Walker; Pollock — Brandi L. Chatelain; Pride — 
Melynda R. Vinson; Provencal — Jasper William 
Bynog, Janice R. Manion; Quitman, Texas — 
Terrence J. Brannagan; Raceland — Nicole 
Marie Bourgeois, Celeste Evangeline Torres; 

Rayne — Kathryn Ruth Latiolais, Robeline — 
Jeffrey M. Doolittle. Joseph Clint Gibson, 
Amanda Cryer Jenkins, Stephanie Vaughn 
Johnson, Shannon R. Jordan, Jonathan Lance 
Neel, Curtis Delaine Penrod; Rosepine — Lisa 
D. Brister, Jaceson Paul Cole, Nicole Lhea 
Forehand, Mary Lesscll Mullens, Wayne P. 
Oblein; Ruston — Jessica J Gilmore; Santa Fe, 
Texas — Jada L. Garcia, Brandy N. Kenney; 
Shreveport — Ket Elatondra Harris, Kcidaw 
RoscMae Bartlett, Benjamin Ames Beach, 
Virginia K. Blake, Sarah Celeste Bynum, Verne 
Anthony Champagne, Alisha LeAnn Chowns, 
Lvndsev Courtney, Melissa A. Ettrcdgc, Sarah 
Elizabeth Everage, Santiego A. Grijalva, Yvette 
Monicjue Fuchs Heiman, Tracey J. Hoffman, 
Alyssa Rene' I lutcheson, Annie C. Loftin, Charla 
Gail Long, Erin Elizabeth Lord, Brandy Michelle 
McCloskey, Lauren Kaye Peer, Angela Marie 
Birdsong Powell, Nancy E. Presslev, Amanda 
Lane Reeme. Kathryn Renee Reno Roark, Jon M. 
Save, Angela Etise Smith, Lisa E. Smith, Maria 
Luisa Paciotti Smith, LaDonna Lynn Soileau, 
Lauren Malu Staats, Denise Fuselier Tavlor, 
Dedra D. Terry, Hailey Carole Thomas, Kyle 
Thomas, Amanda Anne Walker, William Preston 
Witt, Kimberlv Ann Davis Wood, Shannon 
Leonnie Youngblood; Sieper — Megan 
Elizabeth Key; Sikes — Candace Cox, Cherry 
Deanne Parker; Simmesport — Kenneth Paul 
Moreau; Simpson — Lisa L. Boswell, Sherri 
Denise Meylian; SHdell — Michael Callac; 
Springhill — Brandy Nichole Youngblood; 
Stonewall — Randel P. Babin Jr.; Thibodaux — 
Nathan Paul Freeman, Jennifer Pellegrin; 
Tomball, Texas — Patrick Michael Feller; Tyler, 
Texas — Russell E. Greenlee; Urania — Lindsey 
Kay Smotherman; Vidalia — Ashlie Michelle 
O'Neal; Ville Platte — Madelyn Brooke Bollich, 
Christopher Michael Griffith; Walker — 
Danielle Rae Dornier; Whitehouse, Texas — 
Preston Ryan Maxfield; Winn field — Kimberlv 
LeAnn Garner, Margaret L. Long; Youngsville 
— Jeffrey Ronald Cain; Zwolle — James Daron 
Chandler, Jarrad Michael Rivers, Heather Diane 


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The Sauce 

July 5, 2001 

Report Continued 

"They don't realize 
that a small proportion 
of college athletes actu- 
ally leave school early or 
commit some kind of 
rules violations," 
Roberts said. 

"Yes, there are a lot 
of things we can 
improve on, but in the 
future I hope the com- 
mission looks at the pos- 
itives as well as the neg- 

The report was 
issued last week just 
days before the NBA 
draft, in which four high 
school players skipped 
college and went 
straight to the pros. 

The report hinted 
that the reason for that 
may be because of the 
"commercialization" of 
collegiate sports. 

Roberts thinks 
there's another reason 

L it. _ ■ , _ mmJt 

"It's ridiculous to 
tell these kids to turn 
down that type of 
money. Our society is 
one where education 



I think 

to point 
the fin- 
ger at 

college football or bas- 
ketball and say 'that's 
the reason why things 
are the way they are.'" 

■ "If there's a kid 
who's the best collegiate 
theatre major in the 
nation, and a production 
company wanted to pay 
that kid $3 million to be 
in a play, what do you 
think that kid will do?" 

While the report crit- 
icizes the NCAA as a 
whole, Roberts thinks 
that the program at NSU 
is not one of its targets. 

'I fool tkat tk 

o m 1 o 

sion here at NSU is to 
educate the kids that 
come into our program. 
It's something that we 
work hard to do." 

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July 5, 2001 

The Sauce 

Fifth Page 


and what every College student should know about it 

by Missy Dupreast 

Sauce Reporter 

Daniel N. Fine was 
your average college stu- 
dent. He made good 
grades and participated in 
school activities such as the 
rowing team. 

During a visit with his 
parents, Daniel's mom 
noticed a large mole on his 
back. Because of the mole's 
size and irregularity, about 
half an inch wide and 
almost as thick, Daniel's 
mom sent him to a derma- 

The mole turned out 
to be a late stage in 
melanoma, a dangerous 
skin cancer. Daniel went 
through many treatments, 
but it was too late. He died 
at the young age of twen- 

Daniel's parents creat- 
ed a website,, in order to 
keep people informed of 
the dangers of melanoma 
and its prevention. 

WJtat is Melanoma? 

"Melanoma is a skin 
cancer that invades tissues 
below the skin," said 
Stephanie Campbell, nurse 
at NSU infirmary. "It's a 
very aggressive cancer." 

Although melanoma 
can infect anyone regard- 
less of their health, it is 
commonly found in young 
adults ages 25 through 29. 
Melanoma is the 6th most 
common cancer in males 
and the 7th most common 
in females, and the number 
of melanoma cases in 
the U.S. increase four per- 
cent every year. On aver- 
age, there is one melanoma 
death in the U.S. per hour. 

Its also the most com- 
mon form of cancer found 
in college students today. 

If melanoma is detect- 
ed at an early stage, it is 

almost always curable. 
However, if it is caught too 
late, it could be fatal. 


"You should have 
monthly skin checks. Look 
at moles and lesions that 
pop up," Campbell said. 

Be sure to watch for 
changing colors in the 
mole, its size, and the 
spreading of its border into 
strange shapes. 

Watch for atypical 
moles. These types of 
moles will have at least 
one of the following char- 
acteristics: irregular shape, 
uneven or fuzzy border, 
two or more shades of 
brown or pink, size of a 
quarter inch or more, peb- 
bled or bumpy surface, 
and if the mole is raised, 
flat edges with a "fried 
egg" center. 

According to, although 
melanoma most often 
develops from 
pre-existing moles, it can 
also infect normal skin, 
freckles, blemishes, 
birthmarks, and other pig- 
mented areas. 


Exposure to the sun is 
a factor in fifty to seventy 
percent of new melanoma 
cases, but it can be con- 
tracted without exposure 
to the sun. 
has listed the following 
tips for melanoma protec- 

• Avoid sunburns and tan- 
ning lamps. 

• Avoid sun exposure, 
between 10 .a.m and 4 p.m. 

• Avoid exposure of nor- 
mally covered skin to 
intense sunlight. 

• Wear protective clothing. 

• Get a complete annual 
skin check. 

For more information, 

Daniel Fine (painting) did not know he had Melanoma, a skin cancer, until it was too late. 
Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for people between the ages of 25-29 

photo courtesy of 

The Progression of a Melanoma 

This is an atypical 
mole, one that is not 
symmetric in size. 

First Changes in the 

The mole starts to 
change color, usually 
to black. This is the 
time to cure it 

Complete cure at this 
point is easy and 

The further the can- 
cer progresses, the 
more discolored it 
will become. The 
possibility of curing it 
also lowers, so don't 
waste time. Changes 
can take weeks or 
months, and this is 
only one example of 
how a mole can 
change to a 
melanoma. See your 

Early Detection 

Here are some of the 
ways you can prevent 
skin cancer. 

Annual Exams: An annual 
head to toes skin examina- 
tion by a dermatologist or 
other qualified physician 
should be a routine part of 
health maintenance. Most 
primary care physicians do 
not include a complete skin 
examination during annual 
physical exams. If not, 
insist on having it includ- 

Sunscreens: Although they 
protect against sunburn and 
less serious types of skin 
cancer, there is disagree- 
ment about whether sun- 
screens prevent melanoma. 
If you use sunscreen, 
choose a waterproof prod- 
uct with an SPF rating of 
at least 30 labeled for both 
UVA and UVB. Modern 
bronzing products produce 
tans that are indistinguish- 
able from the killer tans 
produced by sunlight and 
tanning salons. 



Sixth Page The Sauce July 5, 2001 

These performers in the NSU 
production of "James and the 
Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat," hope to be some of 
the many NSU actors and per- 
formers working in theatres 
across the country. Many of the 
NSU students in the theatre pro- 
gram are scattered in different 
parts of the U.S. right now. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Acting out in Public 

NSU Theatre students take their acts on the road in internships 

Just about anyone from central and north Louisiana who is traveling 
around the United States this summer should be within striking distance 
of a current or former Northwestern State University theatre student who 
is working professionally 

A number of the students who have been through the program in the 
last decade are professionally active with theatre or entertainment com- 
panies, in graduate schools or teaching. 

In New York City, Jeff Williams' new production company, Alive 
Process is producing "Squatters." Also working in New York City are 
Mitch Melder, Randy Long, Stephanie Hodgdon, Suzanne Wallace, Daryl 
Lathon, Jerry Tan (Mullins), Deanna Gonzales, Alison DeLeon and Bo 
Allen. Jaime Neumann is at AMDA. 

Three former NSU students, Ryan Glorioso, Devan McNair and 
Robert Larrivierre, have formed a film production company in Los 
Angeles. Cory Rouse is a writer and performer with the "Wayne Brady 
Show" which features one of the stars of the ABC show "Whose Line is it 
Anyway?" Aaron Moreland, Allen Walker and Lola Davis are also work- 
ing in the Los Angeles area. 

Several former students, Carla Hallack, Doug Lowry, Abby 
Carmichael, Amy Rose Vincent and Tony Arieux, are active on Chicago's 
busy professional scene. Hallack was just been accepted into Purdue 
University's graduate program. 

And the increasingly busy Orlando-area with its Disney and 
Universal theme parks has attracted those including Brett Daigle, Joanie 
Garner, Mike Mayhall, Shea Eaves, Terrence Daniels, Cory Pichoff, Melissa 
Randall, Kelvin Payton, Leah Dunn, Patrick Thomassie and Jennifer 
Steiner are in several productions. Valerie Perdue and Darissa Williams 
are working at the Disney theme parks. Among current and former stu- 
dents working around the country, Lynn Gilcrease, Jeremy Passut and 
Jeremy Artigue are at Horse Cave Theatre in Kentucky, 

Jennifer Kaplan and Leigh Anne Bramlett are theatrical agents in 
Denver and Brian Sterling is at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Also work- 
ing at various venues are Amie Clarke at the Sanford and Sons 

Comedy Club in Kansas City, Lucas Comeaux at Seaside Theatre in 
Daytona, Fla., Josh Laird at Cedar Point Theme Park in Ohio and Becca 
Foster and Natalie West at Heritage Repertory in Charlottesville, Va. April 

Brown is also active in theatre in Virginia. Josh Powell will be part of "The 
Lost Colony" in Roanoke and Heather Smith will teach at a kids' theatre 
camp in New York State. 

Currently Amy Magouirk, Brandon Mitchell, Eric DeFratis and 
Sammy Brewster are on tour. Shelley Colvin recently returned from enter- 
taining on a cruise ship while Guy Davis will soon be part of a show 
on a cruise ship. Aimee Lasseigne is performing in Atlanta while Chad 
Amburg is at Hartford Stage in Connecticut and P.J. Davis is working in 
Philadelphia in musical theatre. Melony Ebeling is also in 
Philadelphia. Kelly Songy is in Fort Worth. Greg Romero has formed a 
theatre company in Austin. Patty Breckenridge and Tim Long are also in 

Several former theatre students are pursuing graduate degrees at 
institutions including UNLV, Virginia Commonwealth, Purdue and Texas 
Tech. Among those in graduate school or who have been accepted 
are Clay Chauvin, Robin Armstrong, Peter Schmidt, Cathy Huey and Jay 

Damian Domingue is now based in North Carolina and has written a 
musical, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." David Shamburger is teaching 
theatre at a Georgia college while Joel Ebarb is teaching at Purdue. Vicki 
Benson and Carin Link are teaching high school theatre in Texas. Heather 
Child will play Lady Macbeth at the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival in 
August. Laura West will again be at the Utah 
Shakespeare Festival. 

Several students, Robin Eddy, Jereme Rhodes, John Chambers, 
Donnan Brian, Tony Williams, Jamaal Hill, John Smith, Guy Miller, Levi 
Petree, Jacob Smith, Kyle Lemaire and Michael Word, will be at Tecumseh 
in Ohio. Kerry Lambert, Josh Olkowski and Kristen Jones are working at 
Granbury Opera House in Texas. Linda Van Wick and Emily Taylor are at 
the Merry Go Round Theatre in New York. 

Colin Trahan will be performing at Shakespeare in the Smoky 
Mountains while Devan Riley will be studying and teaching theatre 

Lindsay Hand was recently featured in a picture in Madmoiselle 
while Sabrina Plaisance and Amber Rhyne were among those represent- 
ing NSU in the Miss Louisiana Pageant. 

Sauce SHIIS 

July 5, 2001 The Sauce Seventh Page 

Search for new head baseball coach narrows to five 

by Rondray Hill 


Five applicants 
remain for the Demon 
Baseball head coaching 
position, Athletics 
Director Greg Burke 
said tuesday. 

NSU assistant coach 
Bill Wright, Texarkana 
Junior College head 
coach Matt Deggs, 
Central Missouri State 

head coach Brad Hill, 
Alabama assistant coach 
Mitch Gaspard and Ron 
Thompson are the 
remaining candidates 
for the head coaching 

Each will be inter- 
viewed individually 
before a decision is 
made. The new coach 
could be named by the 
middle of next week. 

"We need someone 

who can maintain conti- 
nuity," Burke said. "We 
also need someone 
strong in recruiting and 
someone serious about 
academics. All of these 
guys fit the criteria. 

Wright, an assistant 
under former coach John 
Cohen, spent three 
years as hitting coach 
for the Demons. He has 
helped NSU lead the 
conference in batting 


Deggs led Texarkana 
Junior College to the 
JUCO World Series this 
year while compiling a 
146-81 record there. 

Brad Hill is hoping 
to become the second 
NSU head coach to come 
from Central Missouri 
State, where Dave Van 
Horn was also a head 
coach. He has an .804 
winning percentage at 

the Division II school. 

Mitch Gaspard is a 
former NSU assistant 
under Jim Wells. He was 
a part of the Alabama 
coaching staff that went 
to the College World 
Series title game in 1997. 

Mitch Thompson is 
in his seventh season as 
assistant coach of the 
Baylor program. 

adds Elon 
to schedule 

by Josh Beavers 

Sauce reporter 

The NSU football team 
will face the team with the 
toughest Division I-AA 
schedule last season, Elon 
University, giving the 
Demons the 11 -game sched- 
ule they wanted. 

The game is part of a 
home and home series. NSU 
will play at Elon this season 
on Oct. 13. Elon will come 
to NSU next season on Oct. 

It's something we've 
been discussing for 
months," said Athletics 
Director Greg Burke. 

"This really helps our 
strength of schedule, and if 
you want an at-large bid in 
the NCAA tournament, 
strength of schedule is a 
heavily determining factor." 

Nicknamed the 
Phoenix, Elon University is 
a I-AA independent, joining 
Big South conference next 
season. The schopl is located 
about 30' miles northwest ot 
Durham, N.C. 

They are the second 
North Carolina opponent 
the Demons will face this 
year. Gardner-Webb will 
face the Demons here at 

Parting Thou 

Former Demon head coach John Cohen 
speaks in his own words about his legacy, 
his thoughts on the Southland conference, 
his favorite memories and what he thinks 
about his future. 

by John Cohen 

with Rondray Hill 

Fondest Memory 

My fondest memory of NSU was a game 
played in 1999. We were playing Southern 
Mississippi and I was the third base coach. We lost 
the game, but the thing I remember is we scored 
five runs in one inning. I looked over to the dugout 
and the players were going crazy. I asked (assistant 
coach) Bill Wright "what's going on? Why are they 
so excited?" He said, "we scored five runs in an 
inning without a walk or an error by the other 

We had been talking about this before, and we 
determined that in innings where more than three 
runs were scored, 78 percent of the time there was 
either a walk or an error in that inning that caused 
that big inning. So at Southern Miss, we scored five 
runs in an inning without the benefit of a hit or an 
error, and our players go nuts. They were in tune 
with everything we worked on, and that meanjy| 
lot to me because it means they were payi 
close of attention to what's going on. 

Wins and losses are not big with me. They 
never have been. Making sure we get better every- 
day is. In the big scheme of things, if you want to 
win a Southland conference championship, yo 
have to get better every day.. 

On the Southland Conference and Die NCAA 

As soon as I found out that we were the No. 1 
seed in the conference tournament playing Lamar 
at their homefield, I didn't Want to be negative but 
I was thinking, "there's no reward for winning the 
regular season." Your reward for winning the regu- 
lar season championship is to play 

See "Cohen," back page 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 


Eighth Page 

The Sauce 

July 5, 2001 

Cohen's thoughts continued 

the host team on their field 
at 7 p.m and if you lose, 
your kids have to wake up 
a t 6 a.m. to play an 11 a.m. 
game the next day. 

I'm not real fond of the 
idea that NSU might never 
host another SLC tourna- 
ment. The way it's done 
right now, whoever bids 
the most money will host 
the tournament. NSU is 
about overachievement 
and not about money. If 
that's what hosting tourna- 
ments is about, then we 
will never host a confer- 
ence tournament. 

There is no reason the 
Southland conference did- 
n't get three teams in the 
tournament this year. 
Texas, Texas A&M, 
Alabama, LSU, Baylor, 
Rice, and Nebraska all lost 
to Southland conference 
teams. I think it's very 
ironic that Houston got 

immediately put out of the 
tournament by the fourth 
place team in our league, 

On the LSU Game 

The exciting thing 
about the LSU game, for 
me, was no matter how the 
game would go, we creat- 
ed an atmosphere. We cre- 
ated a big time, Division I 
atmosphere. Our facility 
had come of age. Everyone 
who was there understood 
we had a homefield advan- 
tage in front of maybe the 
top baseball program in 

The game, to me, was 
anti-climactic, because 
there were two teams that 
really didn't play well that 
day. It was a great day, not 
because it was LSU, but 
because of the fan involve- 
ment that day. 






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July 26, 2001 

Volume 87, Issue 4 

University to assess energy surcharge 

Northwestern State 
University will assess an 
energy surcharge of $2.65 
per semester hour on stu- 
dents for the fall semester, 
according to NSU President 
Dr. Randall J. Webb. 

The fee will be imple- 
mented t<> help the 
University pay higher costs 

lift hiring 

by Heather Patton 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern officials 
have announced the hir- 
ing freeze placed on the 
University has been lifted 
resulting in the employ- 
ment of several new facul- 
ty members. 

Earlier this summer, a 
hiring freeze was placed 
on the University due to 

The freeze was first 
thought to be only for the 
College of Business, but 
Vice President of 
Academic Affairs, Tom 
Burns, said the freeze was 
for the whole campus. 

"The hiring freeze was 
to look where the 
University stood with the 
budget it has," Burns said. 
"It was not restricted to 
just the business depart- 
ment. Once the budget 
was looked at, we told 
departments they could 
begin looking at candi- 

for electricity and natural 
gas. The surcharge will 
capped at 12 hours. Full- 
time undergraduate stu- 
dents will pay up to $31.80 
this fall. 

The Louisiana Board of 
Regents' Executive 
Committee approved a 
request by the management 

boards of the Louisiana 
Community and Technical 
College, LSU, Southern and 
University of Louisiana sys- 
tems to allow campuses to 
implement the surcharges 
to recover up to 75 percent 
of the actual increase in 
energy costs for the 2000- 
2001 fiscal year which 

ended July 1. The surcharge 
will be in effect for up to 
three years. 

Northwestern had 
$638,985 in additional utili- 
ty costs in 2000-2001 which 
was $362,078 more than 
had been budgeted. 

The surcharge is 
expected to generate more 

than $479,000 during the 
2001-2002 fiscal year. NSU 
will absorb more than 
$158,000 in increased utility 
costs this year. 

Northwestern had the sec- 
ond lowest projected ener- 
gy surcharge and projected 

see ENERGY page 2 

Josh Beavers/Current Sauce 

After a layoff that began in the spring, KNWD is back on the air and set to start broadcasting soon. 

Ready to Rock & Roll 

by Josh Beavers 

Sauce Reporter 

After a long layoff, the University's student radio 
station is back on the airwaves. 

Tuesday night, engineers from the journalism 
department teamed with members of the university 
telecommunications team to put the finishing touches on 
a repair project that began during the spring semester. 

KNWD, the Demon 91.7 FM, had been off the air 

since the end of the spring semester due to problems 
encountered when the University began installing a new 
digital fiberoptics network throughout the campus. 

Steve Horton, head of the University journalism 
department, said that in the process of installing the new 
system, the lines KNWD used to broadcast were cut. 

"The cut lines could never be found," Horton said. 
"So KNWD was unable to broadcast." 

see KNWD page 3 

inside "the sauce... 


Pictures and high- 
lights from the Folk 

Fifth page 


Get ready for the 
"Cotton Patch 

Sixth page 


The Sauce talks 
with baseball coach 
Mitch Gaspard. 

Seventh Page 

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Second Page 

Everybody reads... The Sauce 

July 26, 2001 

ENERGY - Continued from page 1 

rate increase among institu- 
tions in the University of 
Louisiana System. 

In addition to energy 
costs, the university must 
also fund $84,257 in man- 
dated merit increases for 
employees under civil 
service and an additional 
$549,013 in employee insur- 
ance premium increases. 

"We wish we did not 
have to implement this sur- 
charge, but the university 
was not able to absorb the 
dramatic increase in utility 
costs," said Webb. 
"Through hard work and 
increased efficiency, we 
have been able to keep 
energy costs as low as pos- 

According to NSU Vice 
President for University 
Affairs John Winston, the 
University has worked 
aggressively for the past 
several years to reduce util- 
ity costs. Northwestern has 
reduced its natural gas con- 
sumption by 44 percent in 
recent years by installing 
more efficient generators 
and improving its distribu- 
tion system. 

During the past year, 
NSU has adopted several 
energy conservation meas- 
ures. Northwestern has 
begun a campus-wide pro- 
gram to replace older lights 
and light fixtures with ener- 
gy efficient lamps and fix- 
tures. The university has 
also completed a two-year 
energy conservation project 
in 10 buildings that central- 
ly control thermostats and 
all of the constant 
speed/volume pumps in 11 
academic buildings were 
replaced with variable fre- 
quency/speed drives. 

In addition, 
Northwestern has upgrad- 
ed the energy management 
system in the central cool- 
ing and heating plant in 10 
major buildings. New cool- 
ing towers which were 
more energy efficient were 
installed at Prather 
Coliseum. A new central 
chiller and cooling tower 
replaced individual towers 

for five buildings and 
another central tower will 
replace five more individ- 
ual towers. The university 
will also issue a memo to all 
faculty and staff directing 
them to take steps to con- 
serve energy such as turn- 
ing off unneeded lights and 
office equipment. 

According to Winston, 
a study by the University of 
Virginia indicated that 
users could save $65 per 
year by turning off the 
monitor on their computer 
each day. NSU Division of 
Information Systems said 
the university has has 
approximately 2,500 desk- 
top computers. That trans- 
lates to a potential savings 
of more than $70,000 annu- 
ally if half of those using a 
computer turn off the mon- 
itor at the end of the work 


NSU is also working to 
use the most energy-effi- 
cient lighting as it continues 
to improve exterior lighting 
on campus. 

"Conserving energy is 
very important to the uni- 
versity," said Winston. 
"Every dollar that is saved 
on utility costs can go to 
benefit our students." 

Northwestern has 
worked for several years 
with Siemens Building 
Technologies to develop an 
efficient energy manage- 
ment system. NSU staff 
members Director of the 
Physical Plan Loran 
Lindsey, Assistant Director 
Waddy K. Norman and 
Management Supervisor 
Ambrose Airhart will 
attend a campus energy 

seminar in August offered 
by the Entergy Corporation. 

"We have made great 
progress in the past several 
years and will continue to 
seek out additional ways to 
be even more energy effi- 
cient," said Winston. 

A survey conducted by 
the Board of Regents 
showed that campuses 
statewide had to absorb an 
additional $29.3 million in 
utilities costs, a 58.6 percent 
increase over last year, 
as a result of dramatic 
nationwide rate hikes. The 
survey indicated natural 
gas costs rose 111.6 percent 
while campus consumption 
of gas increased by only 7.6 
percent. Electricity rates 
jumped 45.3 percent while 
campus usage was only 11.6 
percent higher than the 
year before. 

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Third Page 

KNWD - Continued from page 1 

Horton said officials from the journalism department 
had been working with the University's telecommunica- 
tions team to remedy the situation since the error was 
first discovered. 

Roy Davis, the journalism department's chief engi- 
neer, said the work completed Tuesday is just a tempo- 
rary fix until permanent fiberoptic cables are installed for 
the station to broadcast through. 

"We needed to get the station back on the air," Davis 
said. "We'll start on the bigger changes very soon." 

KNWD General Manager Raymond Williams was 
unavailable for comment, but other members of the sta- 
tion's management team said a meeting will be sched- 
uled soon for interested students to sign up for radio 
show timeslots. 

Tracy Brown, head of the telecommunications team, 
said the fiberoptics conversion is underway due to the 
deterioration of the University's current communica- 
tions system, which is more than 20 years old. 

"These lines have been in use for quite a long time," 
Brown said. "It was time for a update." 

Brown said the new system will allow the University 
to have faster and clearer phone and internet connec- 

"It is state of the art," he said. 

Funding for the project comes as part of a $450,000 
grant to the university to update the campus communi- 
cation svstem. 

FREEZE - Continued from page 1 

dates and interviewing 

Burns said several 
departments wanted to 
interview candidates for 
the summer and fall, but 
were advised to put those 
plans on hold. 

"We should have 
around as many faculty as 
in the previous fall semes- 
ter," Burns said. "We look 
forward to the fall. We 
will have a new director 
at the computer center 
and a new director at the 
library. We have filled 
vacancies in a number of 
departments, due to peo- 
ple retiring or leaving." 

Joel Worley, dean of 
the college of business, 
said with new faculty 
members, the business 
department is spreading 
their resources for stu- 
dents in the best way pos- 

"When competition recognizes 
us, it means we're doing some- 
thing right." 

Joel Worley, 
Dean, College of Business 

"As growth continues 
for our department, we'll 
need more faculty.," 
Worley said. "Almost 
every class we have avail- 
able for the fall are at 
maximum capacity. Some 
are overfilled and most of 
our classes are closed. 
We're very proud of our 
college of business. The 
demands are exceeding 
the supply." 

Worley believes this 
shows a first-class pro- 
gram. He said students 
come from in and out of 
state to join their pro- 
gram. Worley said some 
other colleges refer stu- 
dents for their program as 

"When competition 
recognizes us, it means 
we're doing something 
right," Worley said. 

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The Sauce 

July 26, 2001 

NSU Symphony Conductor 
York resigns from University 

By Rondray Hill 


NSU Symphony 
Director Scott York 
resigned from the 
University Wednesday 
afternoon to accept a job 
teaching vocal music in 

York was unavail- 
able for comment. 

For two years, York 
was the director of the 
the NSU/Natchitoches 
Symphony after work- 
ing with the Longview, 
Texas Opera. 

Creative and 
Performing Arts 


Scott York 

to have 

m e n t 

the next two weeks. 

"We're trying to get 
a conductor for the falf 
semester very quickly," 
Brent said. 

"Hopefully, we'll 
have a replacement at 
least by the end of the 

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Folk Fest 2001 

by Missy Dupreast 

Sauce Reporter 

The 22nd annual Natchitoches/ NSU 
Folk Festival was held Friday and 
Saturday, the 20th and 21st of July, in 
Prather Coliseum. 

This year the theme was African- 
American culture and Louisiana's folk tra- 
ditions. The festival was filled with a vari- 
ety of music on three stages, plus many 
booths for arts and crafts, food, and activi- 
ties for children. 

Saturday's activities opened up with 
Cajun dance lessons on the main stage, an 
African-American gospel choir on the west 
stage, and Willie Mae Kennedy on the East 
stage. Cajun dance instructional video- 
tapes were also sold at one of the booths. 

Next on the agenda was Scotty 
Pousson and the Pointe Aux Loups 
Playboys on the West stage, Armadillo 
Jackal on the main stage, and Peter Lamson 
on the East stage. 

Scotty Pousson and the Pointe Aux 
Loups Playboys played on the main stage 
immediately following their performance 
on the West stage. They performed zydeco 
that got people out of their seats and onto 
the dance floor. 

Aaron Ravare, an NSU student who 
was working at the information booth, 

commented that the roots of zydeco are 
attributed to African-American culture, 
and it has had a great influence on white 

While the Scotty Pousson Band was 
playing their second set on the main stage, 
J.W. Kelley and Basic Country played the 
West stage, and Easter Rock rocked the 
East stage. Easter Rock was a Christian 
group from Winnsboro, Louisiana. 

Their set consisted of a table in the 
front that displayed a variety of things to 
represent different aspects of Christianity. 
They had twelve cakes to represent Christ's 
twelve disciples, and the tablecloth, as well 
as their attire, was white to represent puri- 
ty. ' 

Easter Rock marched around the table 
singing songs about the Lord. One song, 
called Oh, David, they consider their victo- 
ry song. As the song began, the group 
marched slowly around the table singing 
WJien the Saints Go Marching In. 

The song then exploded into dancing 
and stomping around the table with har- 
monious praises. Members of the audience 
were able to join in the march, stomping 
and clapping and singing right along with 
the group. For visual effect, the leader of 
the line waved around a giant circle with 
pastel crate paper dangling from it. 

(Above) Scotty Pousson and the Pointe Aux Loups 
Playboys perform zydeco music during the 20th annual 
Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival held recently in Prather 
Coliseum. The band's performance was one of many that 
got people out of their seats and onto the dance floor. 

(Below) There were many illustrations and displays set up 
to show various types of arts and crafts, food, and activities 
for children, including this woman who showed how to 
make different items out of straw. 


Sixth Page The Sauce July 26, 2001 

NSU Theater Presents 
"Cotton Patch Gospel" 

by Missy Dupreast 

Sauce Reporter 

Spread the word! 
"Cotton Patch Gospel" is 
coming to NSU's stage. 

Under the direction of 
Dr. Jack Wann, the 
Northwestern theater 
department will perform 
this quite unique musical, 
which tells the story of the 
Book of Matthew, beginning 
July 31st in Theatre West of 
the Creative and 
Performing Arts building. 

"Cotton Patch Gospel" 
is not your everyday 
Biblical reenactment. In 
fact, the differences are 
rather drastic. In this play, 
there will be no talk of 

Instead, "Cotton Patch 
Gospel" is set in 
Gainesville, GA, where 
modern day disciples 
spread the word of Jesus. 

Although there are 
major differences, the core 
of the play is quite clear. 

"Thematically," says Dr. 
Wann, "it's exactly the Book 
of Matthew." 

"Cotton Patch Gospel" 
is based on the book The 
Cotton Patch Version of 
Matthew and John by 
Clarence Jordan. 

The play was written by 
Tom Key and Russell Treyz, 
and before he combined 
efforts with Treyz, Key per- 
formed "Cotton Patch 
Gospel" himself, as a one- 

man show. Harry Chapin, 
who is best known for "Cats 
in the Cradle" and "Taxi," 
later wrote the music and 
lyrics for the play. 

Harry Chapin was a 
great philanthropist who 
donated fully half of every- 
thing he made to charities. 
Dr. Wann points out that 
"Cotton Patch Gospel" is 
less specifically Biblical, but 
it emphasizes a sense of 
good such as shown by 

"It's general message 
about brotherhood will 
impact equally on someone 
who is religious or nonreli- 
gious," says Dr. Wann. 

Jonathan Steele, who 
plays the role of Jesus, says, 
"Jesus's message is to love 
one another, not 'Hey, wor- 
ship me'." 

The role of Jesus is 
somewhat of a stretch for 

"I have a lot of religious 
background, but I'm not 
sure about the Christian 
religion," says Steele. "I 
don't think I buy it." 

Dr. Wann says the bot- 
tom line of the play is that 
these modern disciples have 
"figured out a joyful way to 
live, and they want to share 
it with other people." 

"Cotton Patch Gospel" 
will open on July 31st and 
run through August 9th, 
each night at 7:30 in Theatre 

Gary Hardamon/NSU Press 

The Northwestern Theater Department brings the "Cotton Patch Gospel" to the University July 31 through 
August 9. The play is a biblical reenactment set in Gainseville, GA. 

Summer's end brings collective sigh of relief from University students 

by Heather Pattern 

Sauce Reporter 

Summer school will 
soon be over, which has 
some students breathing a 
sigh of relief. 

"I'm happy summer 
school is almost over and 
I'm ready to go home," 
Adrienne Simpson, a junior 
business administration 
major, said. 

This is Simpson's first 
time in summer school. She 
has attended the third and 
fourth sessions. 

"Summer school is hard 
work and very stressful," 
Simpson said. "The third 
session was pretty good, 
but the fourth session is 
boring. The fourth session 
would probably be easier if 
our class had study guides. 
I'm just ready for Fall 2001." 

Larry Gadson, a fresh- 
man criminal justice major, 
said his third session has 
been better than his fourth 
one as well. 

"The third session was 
good," Gadson said. "The 

teacher really helped me 
out and took time with me. 
The class was also fun too. 
In the fourth session, there 
has been too much home- 
work. Other than school, it's 
just boring. There's nothing 
to do and a lot of my friends 
are home for the summer. I 
feel good, though, that sum- 
mer school is almost over 
because I'm ready for it to 
end. I'm ready for fall to 
start and to have a good 

Junior journalism major, 

Warren Hayes, said he feels 
stressful about his fourth 
session class. 

"It makes me feel stressed 
because I paid my money 
for the class and I'm not get- 
ting the help I need," Hayes 
said. "Certain teachers 
don't always help or give 
you study guides. This is 
my first year of summer 
school and the third session 
was good because of the 
class I had. The teacher took 
the time to help me under- 
stand the material." 

For some students, anx- 
iousness about the fall 
semester is more than the 
stress of summer school. 

Senior social work 
major, Katherine Holloway, 
has been in summer school 
for four summers. 

"I don't like summer 
school," Holloway said, 
"but it helps to know it only 
lasts three weeks and I'll be 
done. I've been here for two 
sessions. I feel relief that it's 
almost over, but I'm anx- 
ious about the fall." 

Sauce Sports 

July 26, 2001 

The Sauce 

Seventh Page 

Seven Demons named to All-Conference team 

Northwestern State 
University leads all teams 
with six individuals occu- 
pying seven first-team 
spots on the 2001 Preseason 
All-Southland Football 
League teams. 

Returning All-League 
players from last season are 
automatically named to the 
2001 teams with the remain- 
ing spots filled based on a 
vote of the Southland's 
seven head coaches. 

Former Lady 
Demon Kia 
Converse named 
Assistant Coach 

Asst. Coach 

by Rondray Hill 


Kia Converse, the all- 
time leading 3-point shoot- 
er in both NSU and 
Southland Conference his- 
tory, will return to NSU as 
an assistant coach for the 

will join 
Graf in 
replacing former assistants 
Stephanie Locke and 
Wendy Schuller this sea- 

"We're really looking 
forward to this season. 
This year I'll be learning a 
lot," Converse said. " I 
want to learn as much as I 
can from (Head) Coach 
Smith. He's a great teacher. 

Converse will be in 
charge of working with 
guards, managing, helping 
with recruiting, assisting 
with camps and checking 
on players among other 

Converse finished her 
five-year career at NSU last 
season, leading the Lady 
Demons their third straight 
appearance in the confer- 
ence tournament finals. 

Terrence McGee, a 5-10, 
186-pound cornerback for 
the Demons, occupies two 
spots on the first team. In 
addition to being a first- 
team defensive back, the 
Athens, Texas, junior, has 
been predicted as the top 
return man on special 
teams for the 2001 season. 

Joining McGee on the 
defensive unit are defensive 
lineman Herchel Monroe, 
linebacker Kurt Rodriguez, 

and fellow cornerback 
Kendrick Llorens. 

Monroe (6-0, 290), a 
senior from Bossier City, 
La., finished with 59 tackles 
and two quarterback sacks 
last season. He was a sec- 
ond-team pick at his posi- 
tion last year. 

Rodriguez (6-2, 235) 
returns for his junior season 
after leading the Southland 
with 127 tackles last year. 
Included were a league-best 

57 solo stops as the Violet, 
La., product averaged 11.5 
hits per game. 

Llorens (5-11, 165), a 
senior from Natchitoches, 
La., returns after finishing 
with 37 tackles in 11 games 
last season. 

Offensive first-teamers 
for the Demons are lineman 
Gene Tennison and kicker 
Clint Sanford. 

see "Conference", page 8 

Southland Football 
Preseason Coaches 

1 . McNeese State 

2. Southwest Texas 

3. Sam Houston 

4. SFA 

5. Northwestern State 

6. Jacksonville State 

7. Nicholls State 

*coaches could not 
vote for their team. 

A Conversation 
J with the Coach 

The Current Sauce got a chance to talk with 
new baseball head coach Mitch Gaspard. 

by Rondray Hill 


New baseball head coach Mitch Gaspard at the his press conference. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

RH: What's up Coach? 
MG: Not too much. I'm 
trying to get the move all 
situated. Trying to get 
everything all squared up 
so we can mover to 
RH: Have you gotten a 
chance to eat some of the 
food here yet? 
MG: We ate at Dominic's 
the night of the press con- 
ference, but being from 
Natchitoches before, we 
know where Lasyone's 
and Almost Home and 
some of the hotspots are 

RH: A lot of new coaches 
say they won't changes 
things up too much dur- 
ing that first year. How 
will you coach the first 

MG: I think that John 
Cohen and his staff obvi- 
ously did a good job to 
win the conference cham- 
pionship. I'll try to work 
within the comfort zone of 
the players. I'll try to ease 

in a make as few changes 
as possible. 

RH: You said this team 
was good enough to win a 
regional tournament, go 
to a super regional and 
maybe go to the College 
World Series. Why do you 
feel that way? 
MG: I know we have 
pitching depth. From my 
personal experience, once 
you get into regional play 
it's all about who's play- 
ing the best. When you 
have pitching depth , you 
have a good team and 
then you just have to hope 
you play well when you 
get there. 

RH: How do your experi- 
ences in the College World 
Series help you out here 
as the head coach? 
MG: It gives me an 
advantage as far the play- 
ers knowing that I've been 
there and that I know the 
way to get there, it helps a 
lot. It's also about know- 
ing the right buttons to 

push and when to ask 
more or less of your play- 
ers. Untimately, you just 
try to but your players in 
the best position possible. 

RH: When you were an 
assistant here under Jim 
Wells, did you ever think 
you would come back as 
the head coach? 
MG: It wasn't something I 
didn't think would hap- 
pen. I wanted to prepare 
myself to be a head coach 
and I didn't want to start 
off unprepared, so that's 
why I went to Alabama 
with Wells. The seven 
years has helped me pre- 
pare to come back to NSU. 
RH: Does it excited you 
that the past three coaches 
to coach here have moved 
on to bigger and better 

MG: No question. This is 
a very attractive job, espe- 
cially for young head 
coaches. Jim Wells, Dave 
Van Horn, John Cohen 
went to really big jobs. I 

think anyone with long 
term goals has to look at 
that and see that this place 
has a great track record 
for coaches. NSU has 
done a great job of hiring 

RH: Finally, will Alabama 

make up that rained out 


MG: 2003. 

RH: 2003? 

MG: 2003. 

RH: No fair. I graduate 
this year. That's messed 

MG: Well, Alabama 
already had their schedule 
filled up for this year but 
we worked out a deal in 
2003 for them to come 
back and play. 
RH: Oh okay. And by the 
way, if you have any more 
news, be sure to call the 
Sauce first. 

MG: Okay. But if I lose 
the first three games in a 
row you wont be too hard 
on us? 

RH: We'll go easy on you. 


Eighth Page 

The Sauce 

July 26, 2001 

Conference Team Selections: Continued 

Tennison (6-4, 285) is a 
senior from Dayton, Texas, 
while Sanford (6-1, 182) 
will complete his eligibility 
his season after hitting 14 
of 20 field goals and 26 of 
29 extra points last year. He 
finished second in the 
League with 68 points. 

The majority of 
McNeese's picks are on the 
offensive side of the ball, 
led by running back Aaron 
Pierce and receiver 
Jermaine Martin. Pierce 
will run behind first-team 
offensive linemen Jason 
Davis and Dwight Hudler. 

Pierce (5-7, 169), a jun- 
ior from New Orleans, La., 
finished seventh last year 
with 695 yards rushing, 
scoring four touchdowns. 
He also caught 14 passes 
for 55 yards. 

Martin (5-6, 145), a senior 
from Lafayette, La., fin- 

ished sixth in the League 
with 38 receptions and was 
third with 708 yards for an 
average of 64.4 yards per 

Davis (6-0, 310) is a 
junior from Lake Charles, 
La., while Hudler (6-2, 
292), a product of 
Mesquite, Texas, 
is the lone sophomore on 
the preseason first or sec- 
ond teams. 

Defensively, linebacker 
Brad Archie of McNeese 
earned first-team acco- 
lades. A senior from Slidell, 
La., Archie (6-1, 219) had 74 
tackles with two quarter- 
back sacks last year. 

Offensive lineman 
Doug Wheeler, defensive 
lineman Clenton Ballard, 
linebacker Myron Coleman 
and safety Sterling Rogers 
represent Southwest Texas 
on the first team. 






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President Webb 
welcomes you to NSU 

Dear Students: 

I want to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to Northwestern State University for 
the 2001-2002 academic year. There are many things to be excited about at NSU and I think this is 
going to a wonderful year for all of us. 

All of us at Northwestern work continuously to improve the university and make it a better 
place for you to study and live. 

Our top priority is academic excellence. We strive to make each academic program the best it 
can be. Soon the university will achieve 100 percent accreditation of eligible academic programs. 
This means that each of the 34 eligible academic programs at NSU have met the highest standards 
set by national accrediting bodies. This achievement will add value to your degree and aid many 
of you when seeking employment or applying for graduate or professional school. It also speaks 
volumes about the high quality of the overall academic program as well as our fine faculty and 

A number of construction projects will also begin soon. The renovation of Morrison Hall and 
the Family and Consumer Sciences Building is set to start in a few weeks. We also plan to begin 
work on the new Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center at the site of the current IM building. 
These projects will cause some temporary inconvenience but will provide you with several modern 
facilities once work is completed. 

From the moment you enroll at Northwestern, you are considered part of the Northwestern 
Family. Being part of the Family means there are people here to help you in a variety of ways as 
you complete your education. I encourage you to take advantage of the resources here whenever 
you need them. The faculty and staff are student-oriented and are here to assist you. 

And being part of the Northwestern Family doesn't end when you receive your diploma. 
There are 70,000 NSU alumni in all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries who are always there 
for fellow Demons. 

I also encourage you to get involved in campus activities and organizations. There are more 
than 120 campus organizations which will appeal to any major or interest. Getting involved in 
clubs or organizations will allow you to meet more people and will add a great deal to your college 
experience. There are also concerts, plays, lectures, sporting events, and other activities to give you 
something to do outside of class. 

As president, I appreciate your ideas and input on what we can do to make Northwestern a 
better place. It is also encouraging to hear good things about our faculty and staff. I do my best to 
be visible on campus, so please let me know how things are going. 

Once again, best wishes for the academic year. 


Randall J. Webb 

SGA President Broussard 
outlines homecoming changes 

Dear Students, 

To returning students, welcome back from a wonderful summer; and to new students 
on campus, welcome to Northwestern State University. The fall semester is always 
exciting and this one will be no different. 

We have an interesting football schedule and should do very well this year. The new 
IM building project is moving along and we are almost ready to break ground. The 
Student Government Fall elections will be held on September 19th and 20th. These 
elections will be for the Homecoming court — which will consist of ten women and ten 
men this year — Mr. & Ms. NSU, and 15 class senator positions for Student Government. 

Fillings for the SGA positions will start on Monday September 27th, so come by the 
office after then to fill out an application! Gavel club will meet on September 6th. All 
organizational presidents are required to attend, so do not miss the meeting. 

Voluminous amounts of information on the upcoming semester will be distributed to 
you for your different organizations. The student technology fee budget is almost jj 
complete and will soon be ready to be approved. Be on the lookout for pamphlets and 
flyers around campus that will detail what student technology can do for you this 

My office hours are posted on my door, so do not hesitate to come by if you have any 
questions about anything that Student Government can do for you. If you would like to 
get involved come to the office so we can show you how to become active within the 
organization and on campus. 

Our door will always be open to the students and their voice will always be heard. 

Rusty Broussard 

Student Government Association' 
Northwestern State University 

LEFT- University President 
Randall J. Webb. 

RIGHT- Student Government 
Association President Rusty 

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Important Dates and Numbers 

August 23 - Thursday 
Men's Fraternity Rush Registration (IFC) - All Day - Fee Payment - Prather Coliseum 
Scavenger Hunt at The Foundation - 6 p.m. at The Wesley-Westminister Foundation 
BCM Freshman Fellowship Supper - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Baptist Collegiate Ministries - 

New Student Social - Sponsored by New Student Programs - For all incoming freshmen 8 p.m. 
to 10 p.m. in the Ballroom 

August 24 - Friday 

Men's Fraternity Rush Registration (IFC) - All day - Fee Payment - Prather Coliseum 
Pizza Night at The Foundation - 7 p.m. at the Wesley-Westminister Foundation - Free pizza 
BCM Movie Night - 8 p.m. at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries 

Au gust 26 - Sunday 

Discovering Your New Church Home - Looking for a new church home in Natchitoches? 
Contact the Office of Cultural Diversity at 357-5475 

August 27 - Monday 

Roommate Game - Sponsored by the New Student Programs - Win Prizes! - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in 
the Alley 

SAB Coffeehouse "Say What?!" Karaoke Contest - 1st place: $100 - 2nd place: $50 - Costumes 
and music provided - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Alley 

August 28 - Tuesday 

IM Water Polo - Inner tube water polo tournament for IM points - 2 p.m. @ Rec. Complex 

All Campus Worship - Hosted by all Campus Ministries - Live music and worship on the field 

at Turpin Stadium at 9 p.m. 

August 29 - Wednesday 
CSO Fellowship - Free meal served - Information for CSO Officer Elections- 6:30 p.m. at Holy 
Cross Catholic Church 

Worship Service at The Foundation - Free Snacks! Informational meeting following 6:30 p.m. at 
the Wesley-Westminister Foundation 

Worship at the BCM - 8:30 p.m. at the Baptist College Ministries 

The "Mixer" - Music, fun, games and prizes! Meet campus organizations - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom 

August 30 - Thursday 

Making College Count - Sponsored by New Student Programs - Learn how to make the most out 
of you college experience - 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. 

Foundation Swim Party - Free food and fun - Meet at the Wesley-Westminister Foundation at 5 

IM Doubles Tennis - For IM points - 6 p.m. at Fisher Tennis Complex 


University Police - 5431 

Financial Aid - 5961 
Student Activities - 6511 
Book Store - 4473 
Housing - 6703 
Student Employment - 6276 
Counseling & Career Services - 5621 
Greek Life - 5439 
Health Services (nurse) - 5351 
Computer Center - 5594 
Information - 6361 
IM Building - 5269 

Recreation Complex - 357-3207 
SGA - 4501 
SAB - 5438 
Student Services - 6703 
Sabine - 5188 
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Bossier - 5320 
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Turpin Stadium is one of the many structures on campus that is being renovated at the beginning of the 2001 Fall 
semester. New turf is being installed on the stadium floor. The NSU Football Demons, as well as students, faculty 
and alumni, will see play on the new turf September 8 when the Demons will host Henderson State. 

McCrery to speak at University 

U. S. Rep. Jim McCrery 
will visit Northwestern today. 

McCrery will visit the 
University in Room 239 of 
Kvser Hall to learn about 
Northwestern's TRIO 
program. McCrery will also 
visit the Louisiana Creole 

Heritage Center in Room 116 
of Kvser Hall. McCrery will 
then go to Nelson Hall for an 
update on the Historic 
American Buildings Survey 
team, the Cane River National 
Heritage Area and the 

Northwestern President 
Dr. Randall J. Webb and his 
wife Brenda will host a 
reception for McCrery at 4:30 
p.m. in the Orville Hanchey 
Art Gallery. The reception is 
open to the public. 

NSU partners with community colleges 

Over the next eighteen 
months Northwestern staff 
will collaborate with staff and 
students at three Louisiana 
community colleges as the 
second round of partnerships 
in a three-year, $500,000 TRIO 
Dissemination partnership 
program, funded by the U.S. 
Department of Education. 

The three partners include 
South Louisiana Community 
College in New Iberia, River 
Parishes Community College 
in Sorrento and Nunez 
Community College in 

Northwestern's project is 
one of 28 such programs 
funded over the last two years 

at institutions of higher 
education nationwide. The 
project is designed to partner 
NSU with Louisiana 
community colleges to 
develop ways to target at-risk 
students in order to improve 
access to education, as well as 
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University to begin 
major construction 
projects in 2001-2002 

As Northwestern State 
University prepares to 
begin the 2001-2002 
academic year, three major 
construction projects are 

The projects worth 
almost $18 million include a 
$5,020,000 renovation of 
Morrison Hall and the 
Family and Consumer 
Sciences Building, a $6.9 
million renovation of the 
Intramural Building which 
will become the Wellness, 
Recreation and Activity 
Center and the $6 million 
construction of a fiberoptics 

Northwestern has a 
total of $31 million in 
projects either recently 
completed, in construction 
or on the drawing board, 
according to Loran Lindsey 
director of the physical 
plant at NSU. 

Work will soon begin on 
the renovation of Morrison 

Hall, the home of the 
Louisiana Scholars' College 
and the Family and 
Consumer Sciences 
Building. Contractors will 
start the project with 
hazardous materials 
abatement then begin a total 
renovation and 
modernization of both 
buildings. The renovation 
for both buildings is being 
bid as one project. 

The Department of 
Family and Consumer 
Science, College of 
Nursing's Natchitoches 
office and the Louisiana 
Scholars' College will move 
to South Hall which is 
located near Turpin 
Stadium while work is 
being done. South Hall was 
the temporary home of the 
National Center for 
Preservation Technology 
and Training while Lee H. 
Nelson Hall (the Women's 
Gym) was being renovated. 

Foundation notes 
need for nationally 
accredited teachers 

Northwestern has been 
awarded a $34,200 grant 
from Entergy Charitable 
Foundation and the 
Council for a Better 
Louisiana to address the 
need for more nationally 
certified teachers in the 

Dr. Sally N. Hunt, 
director of field 

experiences in NSU's 
College of Education, is the 
director of the year-long 
project and Pat Thurman, 
director of the Region VI 
Education Service center 
will serve as project co- 

The project, Investment 
in Excellence, Supporting 
National Certification, will 
provide funding of $2,000 
toward the assessment fee 

and an intensive support 
system to teachers in the 
10-parish region. One 
teacher from each parish 
will be selected to 
participate in the program. 
The parishes include 
Avoyelles, DeSoto, Grant, 
LaSalle, Natchitoches, 
Rapides, Red River, Sabine, 
Vernon, and Winn. 

In order to gain 
national certification, 
teachers must prepare an 
extensive portfolio, which 
includes a videotape and 
analysis of their teaching 
skills, and pass a written 
assessment. The Louisiana 
legislature has approved a 
bill to reward nationally 
certified teachers with a 
stipend of $5,000 per year 
for 10 years. 


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Settling in 

Students of all race and 
gender began the 2001-2002 
school year last Sunday at 
noon when they invaded the 
University's residence halls. 
Over 1,500 students moved 
into the University's 
dormitories. All that remained 
after the invasion were empty 
cardboard boxes, seen here. 
For some, this may look like a 
heaping pile of garbage. 
However, for others, those 
who may have no where to 
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Matadors challenge the 
bulls in Madrid 

So that's where St. Louis got it from?! The archway 
in front of the Plaza de Toros in Madrid 

NSU Students pose in front of 
the Plaza del Toros in Valencia 


Current Suace reporter 
Jennifer Bocanegra spent her 
summer vacation traveling 
around Spain, and she shares 
her sights and photos with us. 

The group gets a long- 
awaited lunch break at 
Olympic Stadium in 


by Jennifer Bocanegra 
Sauce Reporter 

Classes officially began on the bus 
coming from the Madrid airport when the 
teacher informed us that from that point on, 
for the next six weeks, we would only speak 
in Spanish. 

The level of panic increased as the bus 
pulled up to the hotel where we met the 
Spanish families who Would be taking care of 
us. I realized that once I stepped off of the 
bus, English would fade to the rear and 
Spanish would be the only language allowed 
in the house, during all classes, and on all of 
the NSU organized excursions. Culture shock 
set in knowing that I would have to spend 
everyday for the next few weeks surrounded 
by a language that I had not yet mastered. 

This year, fifteen students elected to 
participate in Ndrthwestern's Spanish 
Abroad Program. The program included four 
weeks of instruction at the Estudio Sampere 
school in Madrid and two addition weeks of 
travel around Spain and other European 
countries. While student's studied in Spain, 

they were required to live with Spanish 
families selected by the school and 
participate in several small trips to different 
parts of Spain's countryside. 

The idea behind Professor Comfort Pratt- 
Panford's NSU in Spain program is to teach 
students the Spanish language through total 
emersion. "Here, the student is completely 
immersed, you are learning a new culture 
along with the language," said Pratt. Pratt 
also refers to this program as a +1 method of 
learning because students hear more of the 
language than they speak. "In order for a 
student to produce, they need to hear a lot of 
the language," Pratt said. 

Even though Pratt says that her Spanish 
classes in Natchitoches are taught using 
Spanish, she thinks that students are at a 
disadvantage there without Spanish television 
to increase the exposure to the language. She 
says that the learning experience is enhanced 
with the students who travel here to Spain and 
attend the Estudio Sampere School. "When 
they come here, within a week, they learn a lot 
more than what they would learn in half a 
semester back home. First thing I ask them to 

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Moving in with a new roomie? Keep 
these tips in mind before you unpack 

Article courtesy Helen 

Excited about being on 
your own for the first time? 
Don't let the excitement of 
living with friends and 
having your first apartment 
cause you to overlook the 
financial particulars that 
come with having 

While you and your 
roommates may share the 
same taste in sports and soap 
operas, you may find you're 
polar opposites when it 
comes to attitudes about 
spending and money. 

By laying some ground 
rules you can help guarantee 
all roommates meet their 
financial obligations and 
ensure that you won't get 
stuck with more than your 

share of expenses. You may 
think these rules aren't 
necessary, especially if your 
roommate is a good friend. 
Think again! Many a 
friendship has fallen victim to 
arguments that arise because 
things weren't spelled out. In 
fact, rooming with friends 
actually makes it even more 
important that you work out 
an agreement ahead of time. 

To reinforce the financial 
arrangements you've made, 
have all roommates sign an 
informal contract, advises 
Marian Latzko, author of "I 
Can Do It! A Micropedia of 
Living on Your Own." The 
contract should include how 
you'll split expenses, dates 
bills are due and whose name 
is on each bill, who owns 
which furniture, how you'll 
pay damage and late fees, 

chore and space-sharing 
agreements, and provisions 
for moving out. 
Take a minute to check out 
these Roommate Survivor 
Tips. A little advance 
planning could save you big 
bucks down the road. 

• Bills. Where will the money 
come form? Does the 
roommate have a job or will 
Moan and Dad pay for 
everything? The answer to 
this question will give you 
insight as to whether or not 
your prospective roommate 
can afford a certain living 

• The lease. "List all your 
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Students, staff writer share thier 
experiences of their trip to Spain 

do, is to find a Spanish 
friend, someone around 
your age so that you have 
similar interests. Constant 
communication is 
important," Pratt said. 

Students who opted to 
make a trip across the 
Atlantic Ocean did so with 
the hopes of bringing their 
Spanish speaking skills up a 
notch. "I have always 
wanted to learn Spanish and 
this seemed like a great 
opportunity to do it instead 
of spending my summer 
working," Michael Callac, an 

NSU senior, said. "I wanted 
to experience the Spanish 
culture. I wanted to learn 
Spanish from the 
Spaniards," said Kristy 
McDaniel, an NSU junior. 

As the amount of students 
who were willing to 
participate in the program 
increased, Pratt was able to 
bring the price down from 
the original $4,000 to $3,800 
plus spending money Pratt 
also says that she was able to 
include extra school 
sponsored weekend trips. 
"This year, with increased 

participation, students were 
able to visit sites such as; a 
Fashion show in Valencia, 
Flamenco Dancing in 
Grenada, the Olympic 
Stadium in Barcelona, and 
much more, " Pratt said. 
Pratt says that her goal for 
next year is to gain more 
sponsors for the program so 
that she can lower the price 
even further. She also says 
that she would like to 
increase the participation 
level to 25 students and 
possibly another instructor. 

University bookstore reopens as Barnes & Noble 

Mindy Mixon 

Sauce reporter 

Subtle changes adorn the 
new Barnes and Noble 
university bookstore on 
campus this semester. In 
addition to selling university 
textbooks the new 
management added a coffee 
house, a Louisiana culinary 
section and an expanded book 

Northwestern selected 
Barnes and Noble after 
Wallace's Bookstores Inc. and 
Wallace's Book Co. filed 
Chapter 11 petitions in U.S. 
Bankruptcy Court in 
Wilmington, Delaware on Feb. 
28. Barnes and Noble is a $4.4 
billion bookstore currently 
operating more than 350 

Staff photo 

Bookstore employees Allison Duplechin and Latonya Cofield greet 
students at the new NSU bookstore 

campus bookstores. 

Store manager Karen 
Longino explains that "the 
focus of the bookstore is 
putting books on the shelf for 
the students. We plan on 
increasing our supply of used 
books which in turr) will make 
us more competitive with 
competing bookstores." 

Promotional stints for the 

fall semester include a live 
remote with KZBL and several 
other local vender* in the 
Student Union . 

Renovations are still in 
progress with ±he goal of 
"creating a more relaxed *, 
enviroment for : ;$rf$' students 
and possibly draw in people 
from around the community," 
said Longino. 



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BTS 2001 

NSU ROTC program will offer couses to LSU-A, Louisiana College 

Northwestern State 
University is partnering with 
Louisiana College and 
Louisiana State University at 
Alexandria to make Army 
ROTC programs available to 
more college students. 
Beginning this fall, students at 
Louisiana College and LSUA 
can attend Army ROTC classes 
at their current institution or 
other partnership locations. 

NSU will provide 
instructors for the Alexandria- 
area ROTC Program. 
Northwestern' s ROTC 
program is ranked among the 
top 20 percent of programs in 
the nation. The rankings are 
based on historical and 
projected future success in 

cont'd from page 6 

program enrollment and 
commissioning officers into 
the Army. 

The highly successfully 
program has in no small part 
been the result of an excellent 
leadership training coupled 
with the diverse and rigorous 
academic offerings of our 
partner colleges and 
universities. That makes an 
unbeatable combination," said 
Lt. Col. Claton Chandler, the 
ROTC Battalion Commander 
at Northwestern. "Our cadets 
are challenged both physically 
and mentally which generates 
individual success, 
satisfaction, and excitement to 
be a student and member of an 
ROTC program." 

Chandler said having two 
separate locations in the 
Alexandria area will provide 
flexibility and convenience for 
students and partnership 
schools. Students can attend 
class in a location that 
compliments their school 
schedules or across town 
nearer to their after school 
work location. These partner 
school also enjoy the flexibility 
of being able to combine 
smaller classes. 

According to Chandler, 
the program is tailored for 
both two and four-year 

"This program will have a 
great impact on the ability of 
Alexandria students to 

continue their education 
beyond the associate degree 
level and gain a commission in 
the Army Reserve, Army 
National Guard, or Active 
Army," said Chandler. 

"Upon graduation or 
transfer, students attending a 
two-year college or university 
will be eligible to transfer their 
Army ROTC credits to any of 
270 universities nationwide 
that also offer an Army ROTC 
Program. Students attending 
Louisiana College will be able 
to complete the ROTC 
program at that institution." 

Chandler said ROTC 
programs instill other 
intangible attributes that will 
help both LSUA and Louisiana 


"There is a strong desire to 
excel and a camaraderie that is 
like a family," said Chandler. 
"ROTC cadets tend to be more 
self-confident and have better 
interpersonal skills than the 
average student. The 
program's * emphasis on 
leadership allows the cadets to 
solve large, complex problems. 
Their success breeds success." 

Students enrolled in the 
program are also eligible to 
compete for two, three, and 
four-year scholarships. These 
scholarships can be worth up 
to $9,500 annually for students 
attending schools in 
Alexandria-Pineville. These 
scholarships provide money 

for tuition and academic fees. 
An additional scholarship 
benefit includes an annual 
$600 book allowance. ROTC 
scholarship winners also 
receive a tiered, tax-free 
allowance of $250-$350 a 
month based on classification. 
The allowance is for up to 10 

For more information on |iird p 
Louisiana College or LSUA p&V 
ROTC programs, call 
Chandler at (800) 217-6045 or lcce r a 
email, Dr. 
Ben Hawkins at (318) 487-7601 
or email or Dr. 
Henry Robertson (318) 427- 
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Roomates need to know ground rules 

This ensures that all parties 
share the legal responsibility 
is case of a problem or should 
one roommate decide to move 
out before the lease is up. 

• Utilities. Unlike the lease, 
utility bills usually carry only 
one roommate's name. In the 
company's eyes, that 
individual is responsible for 
making full and prompt 
payment. To mitigate the risk, 
each roommate should sign 
for at least one utility. The 
actual bills should then be 
divided equally among all 

• Phone. If separate phone 
lines aren't an option, ask if 
your phone company can 
assign a long-distance access 
code to each roommate. Or 
consider that a cell phone 

with a generous minutes 
allowance may be more 
economical than paying long 
distance rates. If you and 
your roommates all have cell 
phones, you may want to 
forgo a landline altogether 
and just split the cost for 
direct Internet service. 

• Food. There are two basic 
rules when it comes to food: 
communicate and set ground 
rules. Will you split the cost 
of household supplies, like 
toilet paper and dishwasher 
detergent? Can you agree 
about how to share other 
staples, like milk? A 
commonsense agreement is 
preferable to labeling every 

• Chores. Discuss who will do 
what chores-and how often. 



Mismatched "slob" and 
freak" roommates 
destined to clash unless they 
forge a compromise in 

• Guest and Music. Decide 
whether there will be a 
curfew for guests on schools 
nights. Can you study with 
loud music and voices or do 
you require quiet? And what 
about sleepovers? Are 
occasional overnight guests 
okay? But about waking up to 
a houseful of people? And 
what if you or your roommate 
should want another person 
to move in? Spell out what 
each of you deem acceptable 
for music, guests and 
conditions for accepting 
another roommate. 



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GirlsJCan Play, Too 

VVhen Carolyn Mclnnis 
pjted playing soccer in the 
^ grade, her twin sister, 
j^jsty decided to play, too. 

Carolyn wanted to play 
^r and I wanted to be a girl 
^t. I thought soccer would 
t boring," Christy said. "I 
f2 tched her play her first 
and I changed my mind." 
The twins, from Dallas, 
Ijyed on the same team 
joughout school and 
ptinued the trend last year 
), e n they decided to attend 
]a] on a soccer scholarship. 
Jjfolyn plays with the 
, jensive team, and Christy 
, ,ys as a goalie. 
"I still can't believe I am at 
Division I school playing 
iixer, when all 

it ever played is recreational 
I" Christy said. "That, to 
Ei is pretty cool." 
At first, the girls were 
juctant about attending the 
| me school. 
"We're pretty competitive 
both soccer and academics," 
■olyn said. "My mom 
ught Christy and I would 
t along real well and become 
|st friends, but 

# rarely even saw each other 
icept in practice 
at the cafeteria." 

Christy and Carolyn Mclnnis came to NSU from 
Dallas in 2000. Christy plays goalie, while Carolyn 
is a member of the offensive team. 

Christy and Carolyn agree 
that grueling pre-season 
practice is the hardest part of 
the sport. Pre-season consists 
of three practices a day and a 

series of fitness 

"If we weren't 
together, I don't 
think I would 
have made it 
through pre- 
season," Christy 

Players spend 
their summer 
vacations preparing 
for pre-season. They 
are sent a schedule 
of exercises to do - 
weight training, 
running and ball 

"It is very, very 
hard and if you 
don't train in the 
summer, you won't 
pass the test. If that 
happens, you have 
to get up and run 
every morning at 6 
o'clock for two 
miles at least," 
Carolyn said. 

This year, the 
team is hoping their 
work will pay off. In 2000, the 
girls won the regular 
conference season and SLC 
tournament title. This year, 
they plan on doing the same. 



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Great Giveaways and Contests!!!! 


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"We want to go back and 
we will go back," Carolyn said. 

The team hopes to get 
more support from fans this 
season. Christy and 
Carolyn can't understand why 
there is a lack of support for 
women's sports at NSU, 
especially soccer. They suspect 
it's because their season 
with football. 

"It helps when you have 
fans out there. If no 
one showed up for a football 
game, I'm sure they wouldn't 
do very well," Carolyn said. "It 
bothers us that we did so well 
last year and we didn't draw 
that many people. Yeah, we're 
girls, but yeah, we can play." 

2001 Soccer Roster 

Tiffany Swingler 
Nellie Latiolais 
Christy Mclnnis 
Brittany Hung 
Hillarie Marshall 
Missy Payne 
Bryndie Maag 
Nina Myullyluoma 
Katie Priest 
Shannon Tenney 
Rachel Villio 
Shawna Bailey 
Yvonne Ortiz 
Kathryn Latiolais 

Jill Lowe 
Britiany Cargill 
Jennifer Robbins 

Tenille Fogel 
Nikki Hernandez 

Anna Howard 
Jacquai Lawrence 
Kate Tsakanikas 
Romy Marroquin 
Carolyn Mclnnis 
Danielle Thomas 
Danielle Moss 
Erin Hayman 

2001 Demon Soccer Home Schedule: 

September 5 - Centenary @ 5 p.m. 
September 9 - Tulane @ 2 p.m. 
September 19 - Louisiana-Monroe @ 5 p.m. 

September 21 - McNeese State @ 5 p.m. 
September 23 - Stephen F. Austin @ 2 p.m. 
October 10 - LSU @ 5 p.m. 
October 12 - Southwest Texas @ 4 p.m. 
October 19 - Nicholls State @ 4 p.m. 
October 21 - Southeastern Louisiana @ 2 p.m. 

Few changes on Demon depth 
chart after scrimmage 

Staff Reports 

There are few changes but 
plenty of tight races on the 
Northwestern State football 
depth chart in the wake of 
Demons' major preseason 
scrimmage last Saturday. 

With the Sept. 1 season 
opener at Southern just 10 days 
away, some starting positions 
won't be decided until next 
week, notably the 
quarterback's job, where 
returning starter Ben Beach 
and LSU transfer Craig Nail, 
like Beach a senior, are both 
listed as No. 1 on the depth 

"We are very pleased with 
our quarterback P ia y> 
including (third-team junior) 
Kevin Magee. We'll go through 
the week of practice and 
continue to evaluate them," 
said second-year coach Steve 
Roberts. "Obviously once we 
get into game week 
preparations we need to hone 
in on our plan and one guy will 
get more snaps than the other, 
but we still could play both, 
those are decisions we have 
ahead of us." 

The quarterback slot is the 
only offensive position where 
there has been any change 
from the preseason depth 
chart, although Roberts said 
there is strong competition at 
center between Darrell 
Johnson and Ryan Porter and 
at one guard slot between Zach 

Rogers and Justin Brown. 

"Competition is nothing 
but good for our football 
team," he said. "We have more 
depth up front than we did 
coming out of spring because 
some young men worked very 
hard to improve this summer." 

On defense, there were 
two changes in the projected 
starting lineup after the 50- 
play conference Saturday. 

Sophomore Jeremy Hebert 
has moved ahead of classmate 
Stefon Bostick at one defensive 
end spot. Sophomore Eric 
Louis has slipped in front of 
junior Darryl Lacy at strong 

"Again, these are very 
competitive situations, and at 
this stage that's how it stands," 
Roberts said. "We will evaluate 
everybody through this 
practice week. There are some 
third-team guys who are in 
contention for significant 
playing time and that is 
exciting for us." 

The Demons worked for 
two hours Tuesday afternoon 
in full gear. Classes at 
Northwestern begin 
Wednesday. The team has a 
dress rehearsal game Saturday 
morning, simulating game 
scenarios, before taking 
Sunday off and beginning 
game week workouts for 
Southern next Monday. 


Sports Briefs 

Southern Tickets 

A limited number of 
tickets for the Sept. 1 
Northwestern State football 
game at Southern University 
in Baton Rouge are available 
at the NSU Ticket Office, 
along with tickets for the 
Demons' Sept. 22 game at 
TCU in Fort Worth. 

Tickets for the game at 
Southern are $16 each. Tickets 
for the TCU contest are $21 
apiece. The seats are located 
together in an NSU section for 
both games, said ticket 
manager Roxanne Freeman, 
who can be reached at 318- 
357-4268 during business 

Las Vegas and Hawaii trips 

Reservation deadlines are 
quickly approaching for trips 
to Las Vegas and Hawaii built 
around Coach Mike 
McConathy and his 
Northwestern State 
University basketball team's 
late November schedule. 

The NSU Alumni 
Association is sponsoring the 
trip from Nov. 19-22, when the 
Demons, coming off an 
NCAA Tournament 
appearance last year, play in 
the Last Vegas Invitational 
along with TCU, Oklahoma 
State, UTEP, Providence and 
Austin Peay. 

The Las Vegas trip costs 
$551 per person and includes 
airfare from Shreveport to Las 
Vegas, three nights of double 
occupancy hotel 
accommodations at the Paris 
Casino Hotel. 

NSU fans can travel to 
Hawaii to watch the Demons 
in a Nov. 27 game against 
Hawaii. The trip, which costs 
$823 per person, includes six 
days and five nights from 
Nov. 23-28. It also includes 
five nights of double 
occupancy lodging at the 
Radisson Waikiki Prince 
Kuhio hotel, along with round 
trip airfare from Shreveport to 
Honolulu. Events on the 
island and tickets for the game 
are included in the cost. 

For more information on 
these trips, call 357-4414. 

Foundation Luncheon 

Coach Steve Roberts is the 
featured speaker Thursday at 
the annual Independence 
Bowl Foundation NSU 
Kickoff Luncheon beginning 
at 11:45 a.m. at the Sheraton 
Pierremont in Shreveport. 

Reservations for the $12 
lunch are requested and can 
be made by calling the bowl 
office at 221-0712. 

Roberts, who led the 
Demons to a 6-5 finish last fall, 
returns 16 starters including 
10 on defense. 

Three Shreveport-Bossier 
products, qaurterback Ben 
Beach, tailback Jeremy Lofton 
and defensive tackle Herchel 
Monroe, will be among the 
key performers for 
Northwestern this fall. 

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Substance did not contribute to 
college player Wheeler's death 

Blood test results released 
Monday found a banned 
stimulant in the system of 
Northwestern University 
football player Rashidi 
Wheeler, but the Cook 
County's medical examiner 
concluded the substance did 
not contribute to the player's 
Aug. 3 death on a school 
practice field. 

Cook County Medical 
Examiner Edmund Donoghue 
said Wheeler, a lifelong 
asthmatic, died from a "classic 
case of exercise-induced 

The ruling came as 
Evanston police reports 
disclosed that Wheeler and 
three teammates who 
collapsed at a workout that day 
allegedly took a performance- 
enhancing substance banned in 
college football. Michael Rose, 
an intern trainer, told an 
Evanston detective just hours 
after Wheeler's death that 
"these players were taking the 
same dietary supplements as 
the victim." 

The police report identified 
two of the players as Brandon 
Evans and Kevin Lawrence. 
Lawrence, a senior running 
back, was Wheeler's 
roommate. Evans is a junior 
who played mostly on special 
teams last season. 

Rose was unable to 
identify the third player, 
according to the report. Evans 
and Lawrence, who are 

practicing with the team in 
Kenosha, could not be reached. 
A spokesman for the athletic 
department said Monday that 
the players were made aware 
of the statements contained in 
the police reports and likely 
would not discuss them. 

While Donoghue's ruling 
appears to clear up the role of 
ephedrine in Wheeler's death, 
it adds to the ongoing debate 
about the football drill and- 
coupled with the fresh police 
accounts of what happened 
that day— it adds to questions 
about how many NU players 
take banned supplements. 

Donoghue said that based 
on blood tests and police 
accounts, he believed the 
ephedrine found in Wheeler's 
system came from a 
supplement and not from an 
asthma medication. He said 
Wheeler used an L-shaped 
asthma inhaler, which did not 
contain ephedrine. 

According to police 
reports, head football trainer 
Tory Aggeler "stated that he 
was informed that several 
players, including the victim, 
were taking dietary 
supplements to enhance their 
performance on the field." 

Aggeler obtained 
containers of Ultimate Punch, a 
supplement banned by the 
National Collegiate Athletic 
Association, and of Xenedrine, 
a dietary supplement also 
banned by the NCAA, from an 

unidentified Northwestern 
player and gave them to police 
detectives shortly after 
Wheeler died, according to the 
police reports. 

Donoghue said the amount 
of the stimulants in Wheeler's 
system was below lethal levels. 
"It was in the amount you 
would expect to see in a person 
who took the recommended 
dosage," he said. 

The supplement in 
question contains ma huang, 
which is an herbal ephedrine, 
and guarana, another energy- 
enhancing herbal product. 
While Ultimate Punch and 
other supplements are 
available over the counter, 
ephedrine is banned by the 

Previously, a 
Northwestern player had said 
he witnessed players taking a 
dietary supplement before the 
workout and another player 
said that he heard teammates 
talking about using the 
stimulant Ultimate Orange, 
which is similar to Ultimate 
Punch. The university has said 
it was investigating use of such 
substances by football players. 

The university discourages 
the use of dietary supplements, 
and in a handbook given to all 
athletes, suggests they consult 
a trainer before taking any. 

NCAA athletes who are 
found to have taken banned 
drugs could lose their college 

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Cowboys turn to rookie quarterback this season 

Troy Aikman, 0-11 as a 
rookie quarterback in 1989, 
s aid there were times when he 
pondered if he was good 
enough to play in the NFL. 

And he was the No.l 
overall pick in the draft. 

Now, it's Quincy Carter's 
turn to see if he can turn 
America's Team into a 
champion. Carter, a second- 
round pick, became the 
Cowboys' starting quarterback 
Tuesday when the club 
released veteran Tony Banks. 

"I've listened to the 
predictions. Some people said 
I'd never be a starting 
quarterback in this league," 
Carter said. "The important 
thing for me to remember is 
that this is a job I'm being paid 
to do. 

"I'm going to work hard. I 
think my teammates respect 
me. These guys know they can 
believe in me." 

Aikman said there's no 
comparison to being a college 
quarterback and playing in the 

Aikman passed for 1,749 
yards with nine touchdowns, 
18 interceptions and a 55.7 
rating as a rookie. He survived 
another rough season in 1990 
before leading Dallas to a 
championship in 1992. 

"I think I was as prepared 
as I could be with the 
background I had in college 
and the training I had before 
the season opener," Aikman 
said. "But it was like an 
entirely different league when 
I lined up in that first game. 

"There's a reason why 
almost every rookie 
quarterback except Dan 
Marino has struggled as a 
rookie. Dan was playing for a 
team that was coming off a 
trip to the Super Bowl, so he 
had a much different 
supporting cast than most 
young quarterbacks." 

In 1983, Marino passed for 
2,210 yards with 20 
touchdowns and six 
interceptions as a rookie. He 
had a quarterback rating of 96. 

It was Carter's strong 
performance in the Cowboys' 
first preseason game against 
Oakland that helped convince 
owner Jeragainst Tampa Bay 
on Sept. 9. Carter, playing 
against Oakland's second 
team, completed 9-of-15 passes 
for 167 yards with two ' 

He was 6-of-ll for 48 
yards against Denver last 

"The thing I find so 
amusing is that people want to 
read so much into two 
preseason games," Aikman 
said. "We were 3-1 in the 
preseason my rookie year, and 
I played pretty well, but the 
speed of play in the preseason 
is nowhere close to what it is 
in the regular season, and 
teams don't show you 
anything that they're going to 
do in the regular season. 

"The opener is the 
toughest game of all because 
everyone is cranked up 
because they want to get off to 
a good start. You get a lot of 

things thrown at you. I used to 
see things as 12-year veteran 
that I hadn't seen before." 
Aikman went 7-19 his first two 
seasons with 20 touchdowns 
and 36 interceptions, but it 
made him appreciate winning. 

"I had two people — 
(quarterbacks coach) Jerry 
Rhome and (backup 
quarterback) Babe Laufenberg 
— that wouldn't allow me to 
lose confidence," said Aikman, 
"because there were plenty of 
times that I walked off the 
field and I didn't know if I'd 
ever win a game. 

"I'm pretty strong 
mentally, and I was able to 
endure that. A lot of 
quarterbacks who are thrown 
into that situation don't ever 

History suggests rookie 
quarterbacks have little chance 
for success in the NFL because 
it takes time for young 
quarterbacks to read defenses 
and understand the nuances of 
the pro game. 

Of the nine current 
starting quarterbacks in the 
league who started a majority 
of their teams' games as 
rookies, only three threw more 
touchdown passes than 

Drew Bledsoe, Kerry Collins, 
Tim Couch, Jeff George and 
Peyton Manning were all 
selected in the top five. 
Detroit's Charlie Batch, who 
had 11 touchdown passes and 
six interceptions, was the only 
starter with a quarterback 
rating of more than 80. 

FSU's Boldin Lost For Season with knee injury 

The Florida State football 
team will play this season 
without Anquan Boldin, the 
player Coach Bobby Bowden 
regards as his "biggest 

A magnetic resonance 
imaging exam conducted on 
Monday revealed a torn 
anterior cruciate ligament in 
Boldin's left knee. 

"I couldn't believe it," said 
starting flanker Atrews Bell. 
"We didn't think it was that 
bad. He was walking around 
and everything. When we 
heard the news it was just real 

Boldin, a junior from 

Pahokee, will have surgery in 
three weeks, and will redshirt 
this season, leaving him two 
years of eligibility. 

Florida State coaches 
feared the worst after Boldin 
sustained his injury on an end- 
around during a full-contact 
scrimmage Saturday at Doak 
Campbell Stadium. After two 
plays on the sidelines, Boldin 
lined up at split end and cut 
during a running play. 
Untouched, his knee buckled 
and he fell to the turf. 

The team will enter the 
season with just five 
scholarship receivers on its 
roster — returning players Bell, 

Talman Gardner and Javon 
Walker — and freshmen 
Craphonso Thorpe and P.K. 

One week ago starting 
split end Robert Morgan 
incurred season-ending 
ligament tears in his left knee. 
Morgan's absence prompted 
coaches to move Boldin from 
quarterback to receiver, where 
he had 41 receptions for 664 
yards last year. 

"I really just wanted to be 
there for the team this year," 
Boldin said. "I was looking 
forward to having a big season 
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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Thursday, August 30, 2001 

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Budget Office Predicts $9 
Billion Dip Into Social 
Security To Cover Deficit 

Disputing President 
Bush's budget figures, the 
non-partisan Congressional 
Budget Office estimated 
Monday that the 

administration will be forced 
to use Social Security funds for 
three of the next four years to 
pay for its tax cut and other 
administration priorities. 

In the fiscal year ending 
Sept. 30, the CBO said the 
government would have to 
use $9 billion from the Social 
Security trust fund to meet 
spending obligations. The 
fund, now running huge 
surpluses, would have to be 
tapped again in 2003 and 2004, 
the budget office said. 

Educators Warn Of Degree 

Engineering and 
computer science degrees are 
as hot as ever despite the dot- 
com bust, but a quieter 
concern is smoldering at some 
Texas universities. 

Liberal arts programs at 
many schools have been 
declining or holding steady 
for years, and fields like 
English and history have had 
to struggle for funding and 
students, said Marshall Hill, 
assistant commissioner for 
universities at the Texas 
Higher Education 
Coordinating Board in Austin. 

"The national rhetoric is 
that higher education is a 
place to prepare people for the 
work force," Hill said. "The 
core curriculum is becoming 
increasingly more practically 
oriented than liberal arts- 
based, and work-readiness is 
stressed during the last two 

Officials Investigate Age Of 
"Baby Bombers' Ace 

The Baby Bombers' star 
pitcher may not be a baby after 

Little League officials 
announced they are 
investigating whether 
southpaw sensation Danny 
Almonte was a ringer after a 
document surfaced Monday 
suggesting he's 14 -- not 12, as 
the Rolando Paulino All-Stars 

Team officials, who have 
been fending off accusations 
that Almonte is overage, 
listed again the boy with the 
^ mph fastball is 12. So did 
"•s mother. 

"It's a lie," Almonte's 
Mother, Sonia Rojas, 27, told 
the Daily News in a telephone 
mterview yesterday from her 
n °me in the Dominican 
^public. "People are jealous 
what my son has done. ... If 
^ hadn't been so successful, 
wouldn't even be talking 
ab out this." 

Almonte's mother was 
^ied a visa to come see her 
°1 play because she couldn't 
P r( >duce his birth certificate. 

University enrollment reaches new record high 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

The University's 
enrollment figures overcame 
the implementation of 
selective admissions and is 
expected to break last year's 
record number of freshmen 
and enrolled students. 

While final enrollment 
figures are not due until 
September, Admissions 
Director Jana Lucky said that 
over 9,500 students are 

currently registered for 
classes, a 1.5percent increase 
from last year. 

"In this industry, there's 
sort of a... gris-gris we don't 
want to put on it," Lucky said. 
"But indicators are really 
good. It's sure to be a major 

"The final numbers are 
expected to fluctuate due to 
last-minute registrations and 
the removal of students that 
have not paid from the 
count," Lucky said. 

However, she also said 
that the number of students 
that have already paid 
compared to this time last 
year is up by twelve percent, 
indicating that fewer students 
than expected will drop from 
the official sum. 

Lucky said that the 
greatest obstacle to improving 
recruitment this year was the 
introduction of selective 
admissions to the University's 
admissions policies. 

"Most people expected 

selective admissions to reduce 
the numbers," Lucky said. 
"We just hit it as an added 
strategy and just used it that 

The introduction of LSU- 
A as a four-year institution is 
expected to be the 
University's next major 
recruitment hurdle, Lucky 

Nonetheless, she added 
that a new recruitment model 
focused on personal attention 
is "set-up and ready to roll." 

Fall Enrollment 1996-2001 

1996 - 9037 students 

1997 - 8271 students 

1998 - 8572 students 

1999 - 9005 students 

2000 - 9292 students* 
2001 - ???? 

'Denotes record enrollment 

Where Am I? 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Freshman Michael Futrell is lost because of poor directions and a not-so "up-to-par" campus map. This problem 
has been noticed by new students all week long. There have been many reports of students not knowing where 
building number 81 ,Kyser hall, is. This has been brought to the attention of the SGA and the problem should be 
taken care of soon. 

Poor directions, lost students 

The problem of students simply getting lost on campus 

By Laura Terrell 

Sauce Reporter 

It's a well-known fact 

that freshmen have a hard 
time finding their way 
around campus. 

So why is it that the only 
way to find your class is to 
ask around or search on an 
outdated map? 

Freshman Mike McCorkle said he 
doesn't even know where the library is. 

"It'd be great to actually know where I 
was going," McCorkle said. 

The Current Sauce suggested the SGA 
produce on-campus directories, like the ones 
you see in the mall that read "You Are Here." 

SGA President Rusty Broussard said it 
was feasible, but it may take two weeks to 
get it approved by the board. 

Visible directories are not all that is 

Reatha Cox, Director of News Student 
Programs, is in the process of having legible, 

"There are so many groups and 
organizations that visit this campus that 
can't find their way around." 

Reatha Cox 

Director of New Student Programs 

hand-held maps put together for any and all 
students who need them. 

"There are so many groups and 
organizations that visit this campus that 
can't find their way around," Cox said. 

Even after revising an old map for the 
Freshman Connection handbook, it is still 
difficult to read the fine print. 

"It may cost thousands of dollars to 
produce an updated map, but it is much 
needed and long overdue," Cox said. 

When you're wandering around looking 
for your new classes next semester, perhaps 
there will be a few maps on hand to assist 

Department of 
Technology gets 

• With its accreditation, NSU now has 
all of its accreditable programs 

By Rondray Hill 

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The Accreditation 
Board for Engineering 
and Technology granted 
the department of 
industrial and 
engineering technology 
national accreditation. 

To describe what that 
feels like, department 
head Thomas Hall. 

"It's wonderful," 
Thomas said. "It's like 
being the last name called 
at graduation and getting 
the most applause." 

The applause comes 
from the University, since 
this award now makes all 
of NSU's accreditable 
programs accredited. 

The ABET gave its 
approval to the 
department's associate of 
science in electronics 
technology program and 
bachelor of science in 
electronics engineering 
technology program, 
capping a three-year 
revamping process of the 

"It's taken a long time 
and we wished it would 
have happened sooner," 
Hall said. It's kind of like 
the Good Housekeeping 
seal for colleges." 

ABET has accredited 
nearly 2,300 engineering 
schools at over 500 
universities. It is 
recognized by the Council 
for Higher Education 

"This is great news 
for our graduates," Hall 
said. "A lot of employers 
understand the 
importance of this. What 
this tells employers is that 
we've had people from 
outside the university say 
we're doing things right. 

The department's 
accreditation was part of a 
five-year plan by NSU to 
have all of its eligible 
programs accredited. 

"Our faculty, staff, 
students, alumni and 
friends have worked 
together for five years to 
reach this goal," 
University President 
Randall Webb said. 

The Current Sauce will 

not be printed next 
week in observance of 
the Labor Day Holiday. 

We hope you have a 
safe and fun extended 

Record enrollment affects on housing and bookstore 


By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

While NSU enjoys 
another banner enrollment 
year two key components of 
campus life - the housing 
office and University 
Bookstore - cope with the 
growing student body. 

"We're full," Housing 

Director Woody Blair said. 
"People who want private 
rooms can't get them." 

Blair said all 2,200 beds in 
the dorms and 500 beds in the 
University Columns 
apartments are scheduled to 
be filled. His office was an 
unending carousel of students 
bringing issues that ranged 
from finding late-registering 

students rooms to arranging 
replacements of absent 

When asked how the 
office was running, Blair 
laughed and said, "Nothing 
goes smoothly this time of 

Outside the housing 
office, a poster on the new 
student programs office 

showed fifty Orientation 1010 
classes. Faculty and staff from 
almost every department 
filled instructor positions. 

Down the hall, the 
University Bookstore was 
steadily serving customers at 
four registers. Bookstore 
Manager Karen Longino said 
it had been even busier 
during the previous week. 

"We had six registers 
open," Longino said. "There's 
been a noticed increase in 

Longino said there had 
been no noticeable book 

"We had anticipated for 
more students than last year," 
Longino said, although 
adding that the bookstore was 

"always gonna have a few 
titles that run out." 

The bookstore's transition 
to becoming a Barnes and 
Nobles store was an added 
challenge, said Longino. 

"I think it'll be a positive 
change," she said. "The 
possibilities with Barnes and 
Nobles are unlimited." 

Louisiana Scholar's College finds troubles with campus renovations 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

The Louisiana Scholars' 
College's temporary move 
from renovation-slated 
Morrison Hall to incompletely- 
renovated South Hall is 
causing tempers to rise 
amongst faculty and student 
alike as delays complicate the 

Renovations and 
hazardous material removal 
scheduled to start on Morrison 
Hall no later than Wednesday 
and work on South Hall, is 
expected to be completed in 
about three weeks. 

LSC faculty are moving to 
room 115 in Watson Library for 
the interim, according to Dr. 
Betsy Cochran, Director of 
Scholars' College. 

Watson's room 115 was 
formerly an electronic 
equipment storage room, said 
Cochran. It will host eight of 
the college's ten professors, its 
admissions coordinator, its 
secretary and Cochran herself , 
all sharing one phone line and 
four computers without 

Internet capabilities. 

"I don't know where the 
system broke down," Cochran 
said. "I'm not in a position to 
blame. It seems to me that 
possibly some things, some of 
the early process could have 
been started before the 
[university] budget." 

Nonetheless, the 
inconvenience of moving an 
entire college's faculty and 
staff into a storage room in 
Watson Library has upset 
Scholars' students and 

Dr. James Means, Scholar's 
professor of English, said, "The 
administrators, or the people 
who are supposed to be in 
charge of this university, didn't 
get South Hall ready for us in 
time for the beginning of the 
fall semester, which is what 
they should have done." 

Means, one of the Scholars' 
faculty members working 
during the move to Morrison 
Hall in 1997, said, "There were 
all sorts of administrative 
snafus, as usual... It looks like 
we're running at least a month 

"You never get anyone to 
really -take the blame... That 
doesn't happen in 

Natchitoches, and if you'd 
lived here long you'd know 
that," Means said. "The great 
game in Natchitoches is 
incompetence followed by 
passing the buck." 

The biggest hassle, Means 
said, is being disconnected 
from his students. 

"There's been confusion 
over where our classes are 
going to be because they've 
been changing a couple times, 
and basically because we have 
no place to sit down," Means 

"It's caused a lot of stress 
on the students and on us," 
Means said. "What is most 
frustrating about it is that it 
was all totally foreseeable and 
avoidable, and it wasn't 
foreseen and it wasn't avoided 
because people are not doing 
their jobs." 

Stacie Cosby, a Scholars' 
College junior, related to 
Means' remarks. 

"I'm uncertain where 
classes are," she said. "I don't 

even know where the faculty 
offices are. The places we do go 
to for class aren't guaranteed to 
be quiet, aren't guaranteed to 
be good study areas." 

Lucky Sprowl, an NSU 
electrical foreman working at 
the site, said carpenters and 
painters have been working 
ten to twelve hours every day, 
and as often as seven days a 

After painting and 
carpentry are complete, Sprowl 
said, a new fire alarm system 
must be installed on the first 
floor as well as carpeting. 

At the physical plant 
utility office, Coordinator of 
Facilities W. K. Norman and 
Physical Plant Director Loren 
Lindsey stressed that much 
was being done to speed the 
South Hall renovations. 

"Carpenters, painters, 
electricians, air conditioning 
people, really all of them have 
been busting their butts to try 
to make this thing come in on 
time," Lindsey said. "Our 
biggest delay... was finding the 

"As soon as we finish this 

thing in the next three weeks, 
or whatever it may be, we'll 
move the people in their 
building," said Lindsev. "It just 
didn't get started as early as 
we'd like to have started." 

Cochran said work started 
as early as April, but little 
could be done with offices still 
being used inside and without 
money provided by the 
budget. That money, said both 
Cochran and Lindsey, wasn't 
approved until the middle of 
July, at the beginning of the 
new fiscal year. 

Brett Chiquet, a Scholars' 
College Senior, refused to 
accept Lindsey's explanation. 

"If this University would 
get its act together, there 
wouldn't be these problems," 
he said. "The move will hurt 
my class work in the long run." 

Cochran, however, urged 
students to be patient. 

"These are the same guys 
who do the maintenance in the 
dorm and across campus," she 
said. "Crews may have not 
been available... They're busy 
all the time, all over campus to 
keep the campus running as 

smoothly as possible." 

Still, Dr. Holly Stave, 
Scholars' Associate Professor of 
English, worries about the 
move's impact on one of 
Scholars' College's most 
promoted qualities to new 
students; its sense of 

"I already do miss... the 
people talking in the halls and 
stopping by my office to chat," 
Stave said. "The timing could 
have worked out better." 

Cochran said that the 
move to Watson Library is 
Scholars' College's fourth. 

Scholars' College was 
originally located in Kyser 
Hall, but has been located in 
Russell Hall before its 
renovations in 1997, when 
Scholars' College was moved 
to Morrison Hall in what was 
originally a temporary 

Russell Hall was given to a 
growing business department 
after renovations were 
completed, however, ] 

prompting university officials 
to plan renovations to 
Morrison Hall as well. 













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Heat slows renovation of Kyser 

jjy Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

Kyser will have 
renovations done on its roof 
a nd a new air conditioning 
system will be put in. 

This renovation should 
nly take three months to 

Both the second floor and 
fourth floor roofs are being 
torn up. They will be replaced 
with an asphalt and felt 

The asphalt will be in a 
liquid state when poured on 
a nd the felt will be added at 
that time to allow a fusing of 
the materials. This process 
allows better protection 
against the elements. 

Because of the extreme 

"We've repaired the roof so many 
times until it has become better, 
economically, to replace it." 

Loran Lindsey 
Director of the Physical Power Plant 

heat and the reaction of the 
materials, the workers have 
begun coming in at 3 a.m. and 
quitting around 9 a.m. They 
then return in the evening 
when it is cooler. 

The roof on Kyser was last 
replaced in 1983. 

In the last few years it has 
begun to leak and cause 

damage to ceiling tiles and to 
equipment in the building. 

"We've repaired the roof so 
many times until it has become 
better, economically, to replace 
it", Loran Lindsey, Director of 
the Physical Power Plant, said. 

The air conditioning unit 
on the second floor will be 
replaced also. This 

replacement will be very 
difficult because the new unit 
must be lifted over the fourth 
floor and set down in the 

The workers have set up a 
crane on the grass in front of 
Kyser to accomplish this task. 
The new air conditioning unit 
is set to arrive in early October. 

Until then, the workers 
will roof up to the opening for 
the new air conditioning unit 
on the second floor and up to 
the strip it must travel over on 
the fourth floor. 

It costs the Physical Power 
Plant around $300,000 to 
replace the roof and air 
conditioning unit on Kyser. A 
state funded roofing program 
provided the money for the 


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Recent renovations have been noticeable around campus, but 
none more noticeable than the project that is being done on Kyser 
Hall. The renovation is costing the University $300,000 and 
should be completed in three months time. 

Campus Connections 

Circle K international 

Circle K is having an open house on Tuesday, 
September 4 at 7 p.m. in room 316 of the Student Union 
For more information contact Amanda at 357-905 

Society of Professional Journalists 

The Society of Professional Journalists will be 
conducting an informational meeting today 3:30 p.m. in 
room 107 of Kyser Hall. All majors are welcome. 


The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art 
magazine, are ready and can be picked up for free in 
room 335 of Kyser hall. 

Student Activities Board 

The Office of Student Activities asks that al 
organizations submit photos of themselves so that they 
can be included in the film, "Skool Daze (at NSU)". This 
film will be presented to orientation students on 
September 10 and 11 in the ballroom. Organizations are 
asked to submit no more than 5 pictures by today. For 
more info call Kesha Phills at 357-6511 or by email at 
beshe@ex ci te . com . 

The Student Activities Board has positions open for 7 
residence halls as well as the University Columns. 
There will also be three Rep-at-Large positions available 
to any full time student. You may pic up applications in 
room 214 of the Student Union. The application 
deadline is Friday, September 7 at 12 p.m. 

NSU Club Soccer 

NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in 
playing club soccer to their practices which are held 
behind Watson library at 5:00 Pm Monday through 
Friday and Sunday. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club would like to invite potential 
members to its weekly meetings, every Wednesday at 3 
p.m. in room 331 of Kyser Hall. 

Catholic Student Organization 

The CSO would like to announce the return of the 9:30 
p.m. Student Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend our 
Wednesday fellowships at 6:30 p.m. followed by a free 
meal. Anyone interested in becoming a Eucharistic 
Server or Lector who could not attend the training 
session needs to contact Fr. Dan as soon as possible. 
Bible Study begins Tuesday, September 4 from 8p.m. to 
p.m. in the new student center. Wednesday, 
September 5 is vespers and small group discussion. 
Anyone interested in music is invited to stay after 
fellowship for an informational. Saturday, September 8 
is an officer day retreat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.. Lunch is 
provided and we will conclude the day together with 
mass. Contact Amy Dowden at 352-2615 if there are any 

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Ban on cloning not enough 

by Arthur Caplan 

fcnight-Ridder Tribune 

The House of 

Representatives has passed a 
bill that would outlaw not only 
human cloning but also any 
attempt to make embryos 
using cloning techniques. 

Many Americans share the 
moral revulsion that talk of 
cloning evokes. The yuck 
factor runs especially strong 
when talk turns to brewing up 
clones in dishes to make babies 
using the recipe that produced 
Dolly the sheep. 

There are hundreds of 
reasons to push for a ban on 
cloning to make human beings: 
the many deformed, stillborn, 
diseased and dead animals 
made on the way to Dolly. 

To date, only a few species 
— sheep, pigs, cows, mice, an 
ox and the rare ox like gaur — 
have been cloned. While the 
media have been keen to 
announce their various 
birthdates, they have been less 
than responsible in 
announcing their premature 
exits to the hereafter. Also, add 
in the dozens of deformed and 
stillborn animals that cloning 

has also produced, and you 
begin to get a picture that 
cloning is absolutely and 
indisputably unsafe to try on 
humans. Until more animal 
work proves otherwise, a ban 
is the right thing to do. 

There is yet another 
problem with broad bans 
against cloning. Biology is not 
done yet with trying out its 
new power to make clones. 
Some scientists are now 
working on a technique in 
which instead of coring out 
DNA from a cell in your skin or 
mouth and sticking it into a 
cored-out human egg, they will 

Current Sauce Editor invites you 
to "have a take, don't' suck" 

transfer the contents of the egg 
around the DNA. 

Question: Does moving 
things in the other direction 
constitute cloning? What if 
scientists try, as they most 
certainly will, to transfer not all 
the DNA used in cloning from 
a cell from your hand or foot 
but half the genes from your 
skin cells and the other half 
from a cell taken from another 
body. What if they only use 
cells to clone from people who 
are dead? What if they use one 
chromosome each from 46 
different people to build a 
genome and cloned that? 

New Opinions editor speaks out 
to Northwestern students 

by Rondray Hill 

Sauce Editor 


My name is Rondray 
Hill. Many of you know 
me, some of you don't. In 
any case, it's good to see 
you again. 

I'll be writing to you 
every week, keeping you 
up to date on happenings 
here at the Sauce, as well 
as giving you some of my 

We've had some 
changes here in the past 
week. Many of you may 
have noticed that there 
have been a few 
personnel changes here. 
Some of the staff 
members have been 
juggled around to places 
that suit them best. Let 
me explain. 

First, Elona Boggs, last 
week's Sports editor, is 
back at her normal home 
as Life page editor. Expect 
great things on the Life 
pages. She has a talent for 
finding stories and story 

Yours truly will be 
managing the Sports 

pages until I can find a 

And, if you haven't 
already noticed, say hello 
to the new Opinions page 
editor, true freshman 
Kristen Dauzat. We know 
she hasn't taken many 
snaps as a starter, but we 
feel she has the potential 
to be a first-round draft 
pick and possible Ail- 
American. She's been 
talking to agents, and 
some say she could even 
be a low first-round draft 
pick. Enough sports talk. 

I would also like you 
to check out the new 
cartoon that will be 
running every week 
called "Kiddies," drawn 
by the talented 
sophomore art major 
Jenna Hickman. Hard to 
believe the cartoon drawn 
below was done by 
someone who has never 
taken a formal art class. 

Every week, I'll give it 
to you straight. If we 
screw up, I'll admit it. If 
you don't like the way we 
covered an event, tell us. 
We are not sensitive. We 
take all criticism, good or 
bad, and listen to it. 

That's why our email 
addresses are listed. 

Now, there are some 
ground rules. As talk 
show host Jim Rome 
would say, all we ask of 
you is that you have a 
take, and that it does not 

That means spare us 
your "I hate greeks" or 
"parking stinks" take. 
Chance's are if you're not 
greek, yo^ probably hate 
them. We know this 

And, yes, parking 
stinks. It will always 
stink. It will get worse, it 
will not go away, and we 
are not the only campus 
where parking stinks. 

Other banned takes 
include, but are not 
limited to, 'too many 
parking tickets", "why 
don't people go to 
football games", "why is 
there not a mall in 

Now that the rules are 
set, I'mlooking forward 
to the iitelligent, mature 
debate* we should expect 
from tie college students 
we ari 

L't the games begin. 

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I would like to 
introduce myself as your 
2001-2002 Opinions editor 
for The Current Sauce 

My name is Kristen 
Dauzat, and I was born 
and reared in New 
Orleans, Louisiana. My 
major is broadcast 
journalism, and I am a first 
time freshman. I attended 
a small high school, 
Archbishop Blenk, which 
is located right outside of 
New Orleans. 

In high school, I 
was a student reporter for 
my school's newspaper. I 
also did work with the 
editors, which has given 
me experience to handle 
the job as your opinions 
editor. I also have media 
experience in other fields 
as well. 

Along with 
journalism, my hobbies 
include the arts, 
cleaning(yes, . . . cleaning), 
fashion, reading non- 
fiction, water skiing, and 
working out. I also enjoy 
working on computers. 

Since Senior day, I 
have felt as if 

Readers Note: 

The opinions of the 
Current Sauce writers 

do not necessarily 
represent the opinions 

on this page. 
Submitted opinions will 
be reviewed by the 
editor and are not 
shared with the entire 

Submissions to the 
column must be typed 
or e-mailed and cannot 
exceed 300 words in 
length. All entries must 

include name and 
classification. You can 
submit e-mails to 
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Kristen Dauzat, 
Opinions Editor 

Northwestern was 
the right place for 
me. I chose 
because it has a 
friendly, welcoming 
atmosphere and 
also because it has 
a remarkable 
program. I feel as if 

Northwestern is a place 
where everyone can get to 
know one another by 
name, instead of "that 
person that sits across the 
auditorium in my 
classroom of three- 

It is my duty to 
address an issue that 
seems to have come to my 
concern. In the past, the 
opinions page has been a 
vent for angered students 
to voice their opinions 
about topics that have set 
them off. It seems as if the 
opinions piece is more like 
The Current Sauce's own 
Jerry Springer column. 

The way the 
opinions page has been 
viewed in the past is 
something that I would 
like to focus less on and 

try to give more 
attention to 
serious subjects. I 
am not trying to 
take all of the 
action out of 
your favorite 

Kristen L. Dauzat section ' but 
Opinions Editor instead alter the 
subject matter 
just a bit. However, I 
am still open to any type 
of opinions that you may 
have. I am very excited to 
have this job as your 
editor, and I am open to 
any positive or negative 
feedback that you feel is 
important for this column. 

Please do not 
hesitate to give your true 
thoughts on any issue. I 
hope that together we can 
have a successful fall 
semester. I wish luck to 
each and every one of you. 
Have a great semester! 

If you are interested 
in writing for the opinions 
column, or have any idea 
that you feel needs to be 
addressed, please feel free 
to contact me via e-mail at: 

Sauce Staff: 


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Life Editor 

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Opinions Editor 

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Copy Editor 

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Campus Life 

Cast member 
of "The 
visits NSU 

Angie Schworer, a cast 
member of the biggest current 
hit on Broadway, "The 
Producers," visited 
NSU Monday. 

Schworer presented a 
workshop for Northwestern 
Theatre students and 
attended the annual Fall 
Orientation Party held on the 
Main Stage of the A. A. 
Fredericks Auditorium. NSU 
theatre students, 
Northwestern faculty and 
administrators and 
supporters of the program 
attended the event. 

A former student of NSU 
Coordinator of Theatre Jack 
Wann, Schworer has appeared 
on Broadway in several hit 
shows including "Chicago," 
"Will Rogers Follies" and 
"Crazy for You." 

Schworer has previously 
visited NSU to work with 
students and has also visited 
with participants on the 
annual trip to New York City. 


Festival set for 

The 2nd Annual Cane 
River Zydeco Festival will be 
held on Saturday on the 
downtown riverbank in 

Festivities will begin with 
a Poker Run, open to all bikes 
on Saturday morning. 
Registration is $16 per rider 
and $6 per passenger. Riders 
will depart from the 
downtown riverbank at noon. 

Prizes will be awarded 
and registration includes 
admittance to all evening 

Entertainment will begin 
at 5 p.m., and will continue 
through midnight with 
"Jerome Batiste & The Zyde 
Ko Players" along with "DJ 
L.A. Jones." Admission to the 
event will be $5. 

Proceeds will benefit the 
Cane River Chapter of the 
Magnolia State Peace Officers 
Association, a non-profit 
organization dedicated to the 
improvement of law 

For more information, 
contact Melvin Holmes at 

named band 

Jeffrey C. Mathews has 
been named director of 
athletic bands at 
Northwestern State 
University, according to Bill 
Brent, head of the Mrs. H.D. 
Dear and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts. 

Mathews will coordinate 
band activities connected 
with Northwestern athletics 
including the Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band 
and the basketball pep band. 
He will also teach music 
education courses. 


Book with local roots is added to Oprah's Book Club 

by Dominique Irvin 

Staff Writer 

Oprah Winfrey's Book Club 
has turned dozens of 
unknown authors' works into 
bestsellers since its inception 
in 1996. Recently, Winfrey 
made a bestseller out of Lalita 
Tademy, an author with local 

Oprah's latest fictional 
pick, "Cane River," traces the 
ancestry of Tademy's 
Natchitoches family. 

The book is a collection of 
adapted stories that Tademy 
heard from her great- 

grandmother . She wrote the 
book to ultimately tell her 
family history and quit her 
high profile job to do so. 

Mary Linn Werner, head 
archivist at NSU's Watson 
Library, said this kind of 
passion is the fabric 
of successful writers. 

"You don't know where an 
idea is going to lead," Wernet 
said. "When it goes into a 
book of this magnitude, it's 
pretty exciting to have Oprah 
look at it and say, 'This is a 
must read.'" 

The book covers 100 years 
and seven generations of the 

family's history and includes 
archival information about 
Natchitoches and North 

"An archivist must be 
thrilled with the idea that 
something is w r ritten in the 
area which they serve and I 
serve Natchitoches," Wernet 
said. "To me, it's a thrill to 
have a book written from 
materials that I service day to 

Wernet learned of Tademy 
two years ago when the author 
came to Natchitoches to 
research for her book. Tademy 
toured the area, joined the 

Natchitoches Genealogy 
Society and searched the 
archives of local libraries. 

"I think she did come 
to this library to do 
some research," she 

Wernet said much 
can be learned by 
reading "Cane 
River." She thinks 
its focus on race i 
relations is a / 
timely one. 

"I don't think 
we would have seen 
this much enthusiasm for this 
book a few years ago. I 


think the time has come 
to share this 
this is 
she said. 
'I think 

people in 
town know 
it's time for 
this to be 

In Perspective 

Student sees life 
a little differently 

NSU student April Banks thinks 
being blind has some advantages \ 

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April Banks is a 19-year-old freshman, from Colorado, majoring in 
Economics. Banks is blind, and realizes that most people 
thinkblindness is a disability. She says it's just a different way of 

Facts about Glaucoma: 

* It's the leading cause of blindness in the United 

* About 80,000 people are blind because of the disease 

* About 1,200,000 people have vision loss 

* Glaucoma can be prevented with early detection 

* Blindness from glaucoma begins with loss of 
peripheral vision 

* Factors which predispose the disease are family 
history and African-American ancestry 

* About 250,000 people are blind in one eye 

* Most victims can be treated with medication 

* Advanced cases of glaucoma can be treated with laser 
surgery by a trained physician 

by Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

When April Banks crosses the parking lot 
in front of Sabine Hall, she worries about 
being hit by a car. 

"Being hit is my biggest fear," she said. 
"When I am going to Kyser, going across 
Sabine's parking lot is very scary. I don't 
think people are aware that I am on this 

Banks is blind because of a hereditary 
disease called glaucoma. It starts 
at birth, occurring when the I S66 the 

pressure inside the eye is too high. 
The pressure damages optic 

nerves and gradually causes 

vision loss. 

"Whenever it deddes to start taking 
effect, that's when you lose your vision," she 
said. "For me, it started at eight, but I didn't 
lose my vision until I vas 13." 

Banks said as a chiH, her pupils took 
longer than usual to diate. When her pupils 
stopped dilating complttely, she was 
diagnosed with the diseise. 

"I was in denial for sane time. When I 
took my vision tests, I memorized the charts. 
I knew that big old 'E' ws there and I knew 
the first couple of cards," he said. "One day, 
they switched the cards, sothat was the end 
of that." 

Banks describes her visicn as "hazy". 
"If you put a patch over uie eye and then 
put a couple of pieces of papr over one eye, 

that is what I see. I see colors and shades, but 
not images," she said. "It's like I'm in a fog. 
You don't see things unless they are right at 

With the help of a walking cane and 
friends as guides, Banks travels all over 
campus independently. She has her textbooks 
written in Braille, and when necessary, she 
has friends read assignments to her. She said 
thus far, her instructors and classmates have 
been helpful. 

"School can be tricky, but I've done well 

world differently and you know, in a 
way, I think it's a blessing." 

- Banks 

so far," she said. "My biggest challenge has 
been just getting to class and of course, depth 
perception. This campus has a lot of drop- 
offs on the sidewalks. I've fell a few times." 

Banks realizes that most people think her 
blindness limits her, but she sees the matter 
differently than most. 

"I know sighted people who have never 
been on a horse or ice skated. It's amazing to 
me that sighted people don't do those 
things," she said. "I do those things." 

Banks thinks being blind has its 

"There are times when I thank God that I 
can't see because there are some things I 
don't want to see. I see the world differently 
and you know, in a way, I think it's a 

Nationally renowned musicians will perform at NSU in coming months 

Performances by 
nationally renowned jazz 
musicians Tony Dagradi 
and Byron Stripling are 
part of varied concert 
schedule planned by the 
University Jazz Orchestra 
at Northwestern State 
University, directed by 
Galindo Rodriguez. 

"This year's concert 
schedule is part of our 
effort to create a strong 
jazz presence in our 
overall music program," 
said Rodriguez. "We will 
be bringing experienced, 
world-class professionals 
to Northwestern to work 
with our students and 


A pops concert with the 
Northwestern Symphony 
Orchestra will start the 
season on Oct. 4 in 
Prather Coliseum. 
Richard Rose will 
conduct the NNSO and 
the Jazz Orchestra will 
perform a number of 
popular big band dance 

Dagradi will present 
a master class for NSU 
students and perform 
with the orchestra Nov. 
14. An associate professor 
of saxophone at Loyola 
University in New 

Orleans, Dagradi is an 
active jazz performer. 
Dagradi and his group, 
Astral Project, have 
performed throughout 
the United States and in 
Europe and Japan. 

The Jazz Orchestra 
will take part in the 
annual Christmas Gala 
on Nov.. 30, along with 
the entire Mrs. H.D. Dear 
and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative 
and Performing Arts at 
NSU. On Feb. 1, the 
group will perform at the 
annual Miss 
Northwestern - Lady of 
the Bracelet Pageant. 

Stripling will 
perform at Nortfcvestern 
March 2 as par of the 
Spring lumpet 
Extravaganza. H was 
selected by conuctor 
John Williams o the 
Boston Pops Orchesa, as 
featured soloist or the 
PBS television speial, 
"Evening at Pops." 

Spripling also ha> a 
cameo performance n 
the TV movie, 
Young Indiana Jonc 
Chronicles." Striplin 
also gave a critically 
acclaimed virtuoso 
trumpet and comedic 
performance in the 42nd 

Street production of 
"From Second Avenue to 

In addition, Stripling 
has also been a featured 
soloist on The Grammy 
Awards. He has also 
done trumpet solos and 
voiceovers on television 
commercials, TV theme 
songs and movie 

The Jazz Orchestra 
will close out the 2001-02 
season with "The Best of 
the Sacred Concerts of 
Duke Elllington" April 

This concert will 
feature Northwestern 

alumnus David Hardin of 
Shreveport on trumpet, 
the combined NSU 
choruses and the NSU 
Dance Ensemble. 

"This year's program 
will be very beneficial for 
our students," said 
Rodriguez. "They will 
have the chance to learn 
from and observe 
outstanding professional 
musicians. We will 
emphasize the creative 
side more by letting them 
do more improvisation 
and will balance that 
with the practical side 
which is performing." 

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by Linda Shrieves 

Knight-Ridder Tribune 

"What's up, mang? I went 
with my peeps to a roofy show 
last night. I went with a scud, 
but later ditched her when I 
hooked up with a girl who 
was really dank. But we 
couldn't ditch this hangin' 
chad from my frathouse. He 
split after the show, though, 
and it was all gravy." 

If that's Greek to you, 
maybe it's time for you to go 
back to college. 

Or perhaps just pick up a 
copy of "U.C.L.A. Slang 4," a 
paperback of college slang 
compiled by students in 
professor Pamela Munro's 
linguistics class. 

But before we go any 
further, permit a translation of 
the paragraph above: "What's 
up man? I went with my 
buddies to an awesome show 
last night. I met a girl who 
looked good from a distance, 
but she wasn't so attractive up 
close. Later I ditched her and 
paired off with a girl who was 
really good looking, but we 
couldn't get rid of this guy 
who was hanging around us. 
But he left after the show and 
everything was all right." 

Pamela Munro, who has 
spent a career studying Native 
American languages, 
stumbled onto a side street in 
her career in the 1980s. After 
listening to another college 
professor discuss her 
collection of "college slang," 
Munro thought that such a 
project might be intriguing. 

Now she actually spends 
time wondering why students 
call cigarettes "schmeds." Or 
how they came up with the 
nickname "Rochambeau" for 
the game of rock, paper, 

Such weighty matters. 
Since 1989, she has 
gathered a group of students 
together to discuss and report 
the latest college slang. The 
latest edition, "U.C.L.A. Slang 
4," sells at the UCLA 
bookstore for $7.50. 

In it, readers find a 
compendium of the latest 
slang. "Did you see my new 
car? Bling-bling!" — which 
mimicks the sound of a 
modern-day cash register. 

In a book committed to 
college slang, it should be no 
surprise that a huge number of 
entries are devoted to three 
subjects: drinking, vomiting 
and having sex. Or as one wag 
once noted, "boozing, barfing 
and bumping." 

Munro acknowledges 
those words are present — 
and apparently ever-present 
in the minds of college 
students — but that they 

don't constitute the majority 
of words in "U.C.L.A. Slang 

It only seems that way to 
older readers, she says. 

Those subjects, however, 
are natural topics of 
conversation, notes Munro, for 
any college student living 
away from home for the first 

Scanning only a short 
portion of the book reveals a 
host of synonyms for "drunk" 

— sauced, sloshed, smashed, 
totted, toasted, torn up, 
trashed, wasted, wrecked. 

Sex? There are pages and 
pages devoted to sex — also 
known as scamming, scoring, 
shagging, taxing. 

As any twenty something 
can tell you, looks are 
important — so important 
that college students spend 
much time dreaming of new 
expressions to describe 

A "Baldwin," for instance, 
is a good-looking man, with a 
sly referral to the Baldwin 
brothers, actors Alec, Stephen 
and William. A "70s porn star" 
is a man with a moustache, 
open shirt and gold chains. As 
in "We couldn't stop laughing 
at the 70s porn star who was 
sporting a mullet." 

When it comes to 
descriptions, women bear the 
brunt of the slang. A "shman" 
is a woman who looks like a 

But the creative synapses 
fire up for descriptions. A 
"monet" is a woman who, like 
an Impressionist painting, 
looks good from afar but not 
as good up close. The same 
definition applies to "scud." 
Similarly, a man who becomes 
enchanted with a "monet" 
later tells his friends: "It must 
have been the DDF — 
distance distortion factor." 

Since Munro began 
studying college slang in the 
early 1990s, the landscape has 
changed. Although some 
slang still comes from current 
events — "go postal" or 
"scud missile" — a large 
amount of slang today comes 
from rap music. 

"Original gangster," now 
shortened to "O.G." means 
true to one's roots. "True dat" 

— once commonly used as 
"okay" or "that's the truth" — 
has become so mainstream 
that it's been abbreviated to 

"It's a very definite 
change," Munro says. "A lot of 
slang comes from the African- 
American community, but the 
vehicle that's made it become 
so widely popular is rap 

Movies still play a role in 
slang. "The major movie that 

had an impact on this volume" 
was "Austin Powers: The Spy 
Who Shagged Me," she says. 
"Austin Powers really 
popularized the word "shag' 
in the U.S." 

Television remains a 
popular source. From "The 
Flintstones," there's "betty" — 
a good-looking female — and 
"barney" — a person who 
tries to be like someone else. 
"Five-O" has been a college 
slang favorite for years, a 
slang term that means cops, 
but derived from the show, 
"Hawaii Five-O." No matter 
that "The Dukes of Hazzard" 
is in re-runs or seen only at 
late night on cable, "daisy 
dukes" are still used to 
describe short-shorts worn by 
the character of that name. 

It's hard to explain how 
slang spread. Like kudzu, it 
knows no boundaries. 

It creeps into 

conversations and sidles into 
television shows. It travels 
long distances, hopping from 
campus to campus through e- 
mail, telephone conversations, 
chance meetings during 
spring break. And once a slang 
word becomes part of the 
popular culture, it does what 
every garage band hopes to: It 
goes national. 

Then the word pops up in 
movies, in TV, in songs. It gets 
adopted by teen-agers and 
recent college grads. It 
becomes so contagious that it 
may no longer be merely 
"college slang." 

"Lately, because so much 
slang comes from generally 
accessible entertainment 
media like films, television, 
and popular music, it is harder 
to distinguish college slang 
from the general slang of older 
teens and twentysomethings," 
says Connie Eble, a linguistics 
professor at the University of 
North Carolina who also 
tracks college slang. 

Of course, not every slang 
expression hits the big time. 
Some words never make it 
from one campus to another. 

A former student e-mailed 
Munro with a suggestion that 
she had discovered at Reed 
College in Oregon. "One was 
"son of a bush!' — which kids 
were using at Reid," Munro 
said. "I thought it was cute 
myself, but the students said it 
wasn't being used at UCLA." 

"Some slang words just 
completely drop out of sight," 
Munro says. "New slang 
words are always coming in. 
And some words will carry 
over from one book to the 
next. One of the very popular 
expressions is to say 
something is "da bomb.' That 
was really popular four years 
ago. It's still being used." 

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Demon receiver Nathan 
Black will return in the 
Demon offense this year 

Craig Nail named 
starting QB as Demons 
prepare for Southern 

LSU transfer Craig Nail, who transferred to 
Northwestern State last December, has edged 
returning starter Ben Beach for the Demons' 
starting quarterback job, Northwestern football 
coach Steve Roberts said Tuesday. 

Nail and Beach are seniors. Nail will start 
Saturday night as the Demons, 6-5 last year, open 
their season at Southern University in Baton 

Roberts said the decision was "very difficult" 
r a tight competition between the quarterbacks 
pring practice and during preseason. 
"Both of them competed extremely well," he 
Bd. "We have a tremendous amount of confidence 
JPour quarterbacks. 

jf "If one gets in the game and plays well, we'll 
play one. If we need to change we can and we will, 
but we are not going into the season planning to 
rotate quarterbacks," said Roberts. 

"I'm excited, but the important thing isn't to be 
the starting quarterback right now," said Nail. "My 
goal is to be the starting quarterback of a winning 
team, of a championship team, when we hang up 
the cleats at the end of the year." 

Nail, a 6-3, 237-pounder who was highly 
recruited as a prep senior from Alexandria Senior 
High in 1996, started two games and notably 
sparkled in a 1998 relief outing at Notre Dame 
during his three seasons playing for LSU. He 
threw for 431 yards on 35 of 79 accuracy with 4 
interceptions in 14 games at quarterback, spending 
most of his last two seasons in Baton Rouge 
battling with current Tiger starter Rohan Davey 
and former starter Josh Booty for the No. 1 job 
under coach Gerry Dinardo and later coach Nick 
Saban at LSU. 

Demon volleyball has 
high expectations for 
this season 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

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Just days after the Demon's soccer team 
polled to finish first in the Southland 
Conference division, last years SLC player of 
the year Britiany Cargill announced her 
decision to quit the team. 

The senior forward was returning as a 
scholarship player this year after playing all 
last season as a walk-on due to quitting the 
team once before her sophomore year. 

No one seems to know the exact reason 
Cargill decided not to follow up on her 
previous dynamic year. 

"I honestly don't know. Britiany added lots 
to our program and it's certainly a 
disappointment. There was no indication that 
she wanted to quit - she was in good shape and 
had a good attitude," says Head Coach Jimmy 
Mitchell. "There was no explanation and it's 
disappointing that she quit. The timing is really 

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Lacy Fletcher is one of the few 
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Cross Country team. 

by Cooda Dobin 

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Demon Cross Country 
teams start building 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

New faces add for new excitement on 
the Demon Volleyball team 

The Demon volleyball team is making 
preparations to have their most successful season 

Third-year head coach James Onikeku has 
started by assembling a coaching staff that 
includes assistant Leigh Davis, a 1995 graduate of 
Dickinson and junior college head coach and 
graduate assistant Kylie Amato a 2000 graduate of 

Onikeku is also very proud of his 2001 
fecruiting class. Ten newcomers including eight 
freshmen make-up the biggest part of the Demons 
roster while returning only four of last seasons 

They are all my players now," Onikeku said 
"I'm glad to have them, this is the most athletic 
team I've been a part of in my coaching career." 

Onikeku is also confident the newcomers will 
blend in quickly and adjust to collegiate volleyball 
"These kids come from good programs and 
they have faced good competition, either in high 
school or with their club teams. They are going to 
be comfortable facing the caliber of play in the 
Southland Conference," adds Onikeku. 

One of the Demons most notable returners 
will be sophomore Cathy Herring. Herring had a 
great season filling in for injured senior Missy 
Krause, leading the conference in service aces 
and was listed in the top 10 in assist. 

Also returning will be Junior outside hitter 
Christina Stone, who led the team with 3.32 kills 
per game and is the Demons top returning hitter. 

Newcomer Kristen Franks is also expected 
to have an immediate impact at middle blocker. 
Frank joins the Demons from Loredo Community 
College, which ranked in the National Top 20. 
With such a talented team the Demon are 

See, "Volleyball", page 9 

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The process of building a champion has 
to start somewhere. 

That process lies in recruitment for the 
Demon Cross Country teams. Both squads 
finished seventh in the conference last 
eason, and both squads are looking to get 
tronger for the future. 

"We've recruited some runners who we 
think will help us be stronger in the future," 
said head coach Dean Johnson. "They are 
braining at a higher level than they were las' 
year, and they are mature now and know a 
little more about how to train." 

The Lady Demon Cross Country team 
will add three new members to an already 
young squad. High expectations have been 
placed on returning runner Christy Stark a* 
well as newcomer Linzie Ledford. 

"In the last week, we have gotten a 
chance to see Linzie and she's a strong 
runner," Lady Demon coach Ashley 
Kincade said. "She's very coachable and 
exited about running, and those are the 
types of things we need from out team." 

Kincade also thinks a close eye should 
be kept on returning runners Lacy Fletche f 
and Jill Schenk. 

" We're capable of making a move in L 
the conference if we stay healthy and run * 
a team," Kincade said. 

On the men's side, nine out of the 12 
team members are new, but to coach 
Johnson, it's not a problem. 

Returning runners Noah Murgor, Jon^ 
Chelimo and Jorge Bustamante are expe ct ^ 
to anchor the team. 

"The conference isn't a strong as it W 5 
last year. If our guys can stay healthy we 
could possibly finish third or fourth in th' 
conference," Johnson said. 

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To compensate for the 
loss of Cargill 
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teammates to just 
"be themselves. 
Britiany had a lot of 
scoring ability and 
was a threat, 
therefore certain 
Cargill people will have to 
step it up from an 
offensive point." 
And those certain people 
would be Bryndie Maag, 
Brittany Hung and Danielle 
Thomas - all freshmen who 
are "capable of scoring goals 
and attacking," comments 

Expected to have to step 
up for the Demon defense are 
freshmen Katie Priest and 
Nellie Latiolais. 

With the season opener 
right around the corner 
Mitchell told the NSU 
website that "we play the 
whole season to get into the 
best possible position for the 
conference tournament. Being 
the top seed last year was a 
definite advantage for us and 
that's exactly what we are 
shooting for again in 2001." 

August 31 the Demon's 
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Thursday, September 13, 2001 



Students and 
faculty react 

By Elona Boggs 

life Editor 

Shock and disbelief 
describe the emotions of 
Rocky Colavito, head of the 
NSU Department of Language 
and Communication, after 
learning of the terrorist attacks 
in New York and Washington 
on Tuesday. 

Kf "The video of the second 
plane hitting the World Trade 
Center will stay with me for 
the rest of my life," he said. 

Colavito felt so strongly 
he canceled his classes and 
told his students to "go home 
and pray." 

Colavito was one of 
several people questioned by 
journalism students on 
Tuesday about the terrorist 
attacks. Most students shared 

Freshman Matt Ball said 
he feels uncertain about 
America's safety. 

"Personally, it's freaking 
me out. I'm not sure how 
everything is right now. 
Americans are pretty 
complacent," Ball said. 
"Hopefully George Bush is 

Freshman Tony Smith said 
he watched the news this 
morning until he had to go to 

"At first, I thought it was 

an accident until the second 
plane hit it (the World Trade 
Center). I was thinking about 
the people in it," Smith said. 
"After class I learned Bush 
was at Barksdale." 

Sophomore Naomi 
Chrissoverges did not like the 
thought of the president being 
in Shreveport on Tuesday. 

"I am worried because Air 
Force One is in Shreveport, 
and that's my home. I'm 
scared whoever did this will 
try to attack Shreveport to get 
at the president," she said. 

Students like freshman 
Shelly Sparks, have family and 
friends in the military and are 
concerned about the 
possibility of war. Sparks' 
brother is in the Air Force and 
is stationed in Korea. 

"We are seriously worried 
about the situation,"- Sparks 
said. "We can't call him or 
anything. Contact between all 
civilians and military 
personnel has been shut 

Sparks fears that her 
brother will be called to duty. 

"That's the risk you have 
to take when you join the 
military," she said. "This is 
definitely a catalyst for war." 

Stude)its Josh Green, 
Benjamin Nolan, Michelle 
Raiford and Connie Masters 
contributed to this story. 

Photo by Todd Plitt/KRT 

Clockwise from left: Emergency crews try to extinguish fires at the Pentagon after an airplane crashed into the building following similar 
attacks on the World Trade Center on last Tuesday. The second tower of the World Trade Center exploded and collapsed after being hit by 
a hijacked airplane. 12th Street in Washington, DC, was jammed with commuters who were trying to escape the city after the terrorist 

Photo by Chuck Kennedy/KRT 

World Trade Center and Pentagon targeted in terrorist attack 

In a staggering attack on 

ie United States, terrorists 

s *tUck Tuesday at the symbols 

American financial and 

F'titary might, using hijacked 

pliriers as suicide missiles to 

v fl the twin towers of the 

^ 0l "Id Trade Center in New 

,° rl < City and blast into the 

jj^Uagon beside Washington, 



President Bush vowed "to 

J 1 it down and punish those 
f s PonsibIe for these cowardly 
r s -" Hours later, explosions 
f ck ed Kabul, the capital of 
'ghanistan and the host 
k Untry for the prime suspect 
etlI nd Tuesday's attacks. It 

was unclear who was behind 
the Kabul explosions. 

Intelligence officials said 
initial information pointed at 
Osama bin Laden as the chief 
suspect in the attacks on 
Washington and New York. 

Bin Laden is a Saudi exile 
who heads the Al-Qaida, a 
global terrorist network that 
has targeted the United States 

Bin Laden is blamed for 
masterminding the bombings 
of U.S. embassies in Kenya 
and Tanzania in 1998, and is 
suspected in the bombing of 
the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen last 
October. He is believed to be 

based in Afghanistan. 

The loss of life from 
Tuesday's attacks is likely to 
be horrendous - as many as 
50,000 people could have been 
in the two 110-story 
skyscrapers, and thousands in 
the Pentagon. Several 
hundred people aboard the 
four airliners perished as well. 

The grim toll was almost 
certain to surpass the 2,403 
who were killed in the 
surprise Japanese attack on 
the U.S. naval base at Pearl 
Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 
1941, and the 167 who died in 
a domestic terrorist bomb 
attack on a federal building in 

Oklahoma City on April 19, 

The attack was likely to 
have a similarly jarring effect 
on a stunned nation, as 
Americans hunkered down, 
suddenly unsure of the safety 
of their skies. Talk turned 
quickly to retaliation and even 

"If you can do this to the 
USA and get at two symbols of 
the strength of America," Sen. 
Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. said, 
"that tells you essentially we 
are at war." 

Standing in a park near 

cont'd on page 2 

Photo by Harry Hamburg/New York Daily News 

This is the chronological order of the collapsing of the second of the World Trade Center towers. The tower was struck by a hijacked plane at about 9 a.m. It collapsed, roughly an hour and a half later. 

Photo by Todd Plitt/KRT 

Terrorist attack 

cont'd from page 1 

the evacuated Capitol, Sen. 
John Warner, R-Va., the senior 
Republican on the Senate 
Armed Services Committee, 
said: "This is our second Pearl 
Harbor, right here in the 
nation's capital. 

As the U.S. military was 
ordered on highest alert 
worldwide, a sense of siege 
spread quickly across the land. 
All U.S. air traffic was 
grounded for the first time in 
history, financial markets 
closed, high-profile buildings 
such as the Sears Tower in 
Chicago were evacuated, and 
telephone circuits overloaded 
as families tried to check on 

loved ones. 

After cutting short a 
Florida trip to head for the 
security of nearby Barksdale 
Air Force Base in Louisiana, 
President Bush told 
Americans, "Freedom itself 
was attacked this morning by 
a faceless coward, and 
freedom will be defended. . . . 
Make no mistake; the United 
States will hunt down and 
punish those responsible for 
these cowardly acts." 

He said, "The resolve of 
our great nation is being 
tested. But make no mistake, 
we will show the world that 
we will pass this test." 

The cunning and well- 

coordinated attack started 
with nearly simultaneous 
hijackings of four commercial 
jetliners, which had taken off 
within 12 minutes of one 
another. All took off from East 
Coast airports and were fully 
loaded with fuel for 
transcontinental flights. 

The first jetliner, 
apparently American Airlines 
flight 11 from Boston, crashed 
into the north tower of the 
World Trade Center about 8:45 
a.m., starting a fire. As a 
horrified nation watched the 
fire on television, a second 
jetliner appeared in the sky 18 
minutes later, slamming into 
the other tower in a crash of 

fire and smoke. 

Subsequent explosions 
collapsed each tower within 
another 90 minutes. 

Shortly after the planes 
crashed into the twin towers at 
the heart of New York's 
financial district, a third 
jetliner slammed into one side 
of the Pentagon. It was the 
60th anniversary of the day in 
1941 when ground was broken 
for construction of the five- 
sided U.S. military 

That one was apparently 
American Airlines flight 77, 
bound from nearby Dulles 
International Airport for Los 

A fourth hijacked jetliner, 
its target unknown, crashed 
outside Pittsburgh. 

In New York, officials 
sealed Manhattan Island, 
closed bridges and tunnels 
leading into the city. Rescue 
workers there rushed to fight 
the fires and evacuate people 
when a subsequent explosion 
ripped through the south 
tower, disintegrating its upper 
floors and hurtling tons of 
concrete, metal, glass - and 
presumably bodies - into the 
streets below. 

Debris and smoke 
barreled through the canyon- 
like avenues, sending people 
running as everything within 

blocks became covered with 

"I was just standing there 
like an idiot, and the next 
thing you know it collapsed 
and it was just smoke," a dust- 
covered Bob Whirley said, 
who worked in one of the 

"It's almost impossible to 
describe the level of anger you 
have that someone would do 
this," New York Mayor Rudy 
Giuliani said, who with Gov. 
George Pataki ordered 
Tuesday's mayoral primary 
election delayed until a later 
date. "There's no reason for 
this. There's no excuse for 

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Terrorist attack 

Natchitoches residents contribute to the rescue effort 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

Local residents, including 
a large number of 
Northwestern State 
University students, 
overwhelmingly responded 
to a call for donated blood 
Tuesday afternoon in 
response to terrorist attacks 
in New York City and 
Washington, DC. 

LifeShare worker Michael 
Feazell said when the mobile 
blood collection bus arrived 
in the Broadmoor Shopping 
Center parking lot at 12:30 
PM, "there were people 
standing in line waiting." 

Nearly four hours later, 
the line had grown to over 85 
people and continued to 
expand. Many people 
huddled under umbrellas to 
shade themselves from the 

"So far, I think we've 
collected 40 to 50 [pints of 
blood]," fellow LifeShare 
worker Alison Leborte said. 

"Each donor takes 
anywhere from ten to fifteen 
minutes and our bus is full 

right now," she said, 
indicating a wait of more 
than two and a half hours for 

donors just arriving in the 

Feazell said LifeShare 

had sent a shipment of blood 
earlier and was planning to 
send at least one more 

Photo by Jennifer Bocanegra/Sauce Photographer 
The LifeShare Blood Center bus set up shop in the parking lot of the Broadmoor Shopping Center Tuesday for those 
Natchitoches residents who wanted to donate blood. The blood will go the victims of the terrorist attacks. 

shipment later that evening, 
but had "no idea" how the 
blood was being transported 
in lieu of the nationwide 
suspension of commercial 
airplane flights and bus 
service in New York. 

"Our guess is by bus 
right now," Feazell said. "It's 
not our department." 

Local resident Jo 
McCutcheon was near the 
entrance to the blood 
collection bus after waiting in 
line for over two hours. "I 
believe in blood donation," 
McCutcheon said. "I believe 
it's the gift of life." 

McCutcheon said she was 
very happy about the number 
of students at the blood 
drive. "Just look at the line," 
McCutcheon said, gesturing 
to the more than fifty people 
in line behind her - more than 
half of them local high school 
and college students. "I think 
that speaks for the young 
people in our community." 

Jared Kahhanek, an 
undeclared freshman, was 
among the many NSU 
students in line. 

"I figured if something 

like this would happen," 
Kahhanek said, "the people 
would come out, do what 
they could." 

Kahhanek, who had 
never given blood before, 
said, "I heard about what 
happened in New York and I 
figured now's as good a time 
as any." 

Natchitoches Mayor 
Wayne McCullen arrived 
during the drive, but not to 
donate blood. 

"We're trying to get it so 
that [LifeShare] will have a 
space inside [Natchitoches 
City Hall], and the people 
don't have to stand out in the 
sun, in the heat," McCullen 

"Of course, all the 
agencies in Natchitoches are 
working with the blood 
center," McCullen said. 

Throughout the line, 
members of Natchitoches 
ambulance services measured 
donors' blood pressures, 
provided them with grapes 
and bottled water, and 
handed out medical 
information forms. 

University professor from India speaks out about terrorist attacks 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

"We as American citizens 
cannot allow these acts of 
terrorism to demoralize us," 
Dr. Subhash Durlabhji said, 
"because the demoralizing of 
the American people is exactly 
what they (the terrorists) 

Dr. Durlabhji, a professor of 
business, is originally from 
India, and has been teaching 
at the University since 1987. 
He has lived in the United 
States for the past 24 years. 

"My reaction was 
absolutely equal with the 
reactions of other Americans," 
Dr. Durlabhji said, "it is just a 
terrible, terrible tragedy that 

will force us (the U.S.A.) to re- 
evaluate some things." 

According to Dr. Durlabhji, 
the United States growing 
political support of Israel 
should be re-examined. 

"A more balanced 
approach is needed to our 
foreign policy," he said, "we 
have tilted toward Israel for 
decades, but others residing 

in that area need our 
involvement, as well." 

"It is hard to say, though, 
whether foreigners are 
involved in this or not," Dr. 
Durlabhji. "We assumed the 
same thing with the 
Oklahoma City bombing." 

If it does prove to be a 
foreign threat, Dr. Durlabhji 
does not fear the same fallout 

as with the reaction against 
Japanese-Americans during 
WWII. This reaction refers to 
Japanese-Americans being 
arrested and temporarily 
replaced in guarded isolation 

"The constitution protects 
us against a possibility of a 
police state with the use of 
checks and balances-probably 

our founding fathers intent." 

"If we-the American 
people-witnessed a WWII 
scenario occurring today, we 
would rally against it," Dr. 
Durlabhji said, "the fact of an 
open society with the freedom 
of the press-combined with 
the experience of past 
prejudice would prevent this 
'knee-jerk' response." 


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University students alarmed; families live in NYC 

By Kira Gervais 

Contributing writer 

The attacks on the World 
Trade Center Tuesday morning 
were personal for two NSU 

Ken Miller and Mark Reilly 
were alarmed Tuesday 
morning when they found out 
about the tragedv in New York. 
They were not just surprised 
by this horrible act; they were 
also worried about family 
members who live in the city. 
Miller is a graduate student in 
music at Northwestern, and 
Reilly is a senior music 
education major. 

Miller's brother-in-law 
works at the World Trade 
Center on the 52nd floor, and 
his parents live in Long Island. 
Miller said he felt "absolute 
shock. You can't really 
describe sheer terror." 

Reilly's father works in the 
Southern tip of Manhattan, and 

his two cousins work on Wall 
Street. He could not describe 
what he was feeling when he 
turned on the television 
Tuesday morning. Reilly said, 
"I just balled." 

Miller and Reilly said thev 
could not get in touch with 
anyone in New York. 

"Cell phone lines in New 
York have been shut down," 
said Miller. 

Miller finally got in touch 
with his parents and was told 
his brother-in-law had not 
made it to work at the time of 
the attacks. As of early 
Tuesday afternoon, Miller 
could not get in touch with his 
sister or his brother-in-law. 

Reilly said he knew 
nothing about his father, but he 
finally heard from his mother. 
"My father was not found for 
four hours," said Reilly. 

He also said his mother 
told him his uncle was a 
firefighter working on the 

rescue in New York. 

Miller and Reilly said thev 
knew their family members 
were safe, but they were still 
w orried and would like to find 
out more. 

Miller said, "Trying to find 
anything out at this point is 
virtually impossible." 
On Wednesday Miller and 
Reilly were feeling much better 
because they said they were 
able to talk to their family 

Miller was trying to get in 
touch with his parents in Long 
Island, but he said it is still 
difficult to keep in touch with 
them. "Traffic's real bad. 
Phone calls are still tied up," 
Miller said. 

Miller also was able to talk 
to his sister and brother-in-law, 
who were lost in New York on 
Tuesday. He said his brother- 
in-law is doing well. "He's 
obviously quite traumatized by 
the whole thing," Miller said. 

The attacks in NYC hit home for two NSU students. 

Photo by Ftachael Kidd/Photo Editor 

Ken Miller (left) and Mark Reilly (right) have family that live in 

Reilly was able to get in 
touch with his parents on 
Wednesday He said his dad 
was going home from work, 
and the National Guard was 
checking every car as it passed 
the George Washington Bridge. 

He said it was a long 
process as his dad was coming 

Reilly's uncle is a 
firefighter and was working on 
Wednesday looking for dead 

Reilly said he had not been 
able to get in touch with his 
cousin on Wednesday. "My 
cousin is still stuck in 
Manhattan," Reilly said. "As 
far as I know she is still there 

Aviation program grounded after FAA no-fly rule 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

Immediately following the 
terrorist bombing attack in 
New York, the Federal 
Aviation Administration 
issued a ruling that no planes 
were to fly until further 

Although the Natchitoches 
Regional Airport only 
averages assisting seventeen 
airplanes a day, they felt the 
repercussions from the FAA's 

"It is definitely bad for 
business," said Chris 
Oldelemyer who works at the 
airport. "Just this morning 
there was a guy who wanted 
to fly to Baton Rouge and 
now he's been delayed until 


Fellow worker Brandon 
Mahl said, "this will affect the 
crop dusting industry and if 
delayed long would hurt the 
Northwestern aviation flight 
program - the students would 
get far behind." 

The regional airport rarely 
performs security checks 
because they "never get 
anything big that comes 
through. We always keep an 
eye out for anything 
suspicious but that's only 
because we are looking for 
something to do," said Mahl. 
"Lots of little airports like us 
barely get looked at by the 

Ironically, the NSU aviation 
program was scheduled for a 
FAA inspection today. 

Department Head David 
King said, "The inspector 
called to cancel, then shortlv 

after the Air Traffic Control 
came across the radio telling 
evervone to land. We're shut 

Photo by Nuri Vallbona/Miami Herald 

Empty counters at American Airlines and non-existent lines were a common 
site at Miami International Airport, as well as, local airports. 

down until further notice." 

The federal government 
issued a national order which 
grounded all flight activity. 
Those who continue to fly run 
the risk of being intercepted 
by military aircraft. 

"We've canceled twenty 
flights today and we are very 
anxious to get back in the 
air," said King. 

The aircraft that destroyed 
the World Trade Center 
Towers was a Boeing 757. 

According to King it would 
be very easy to propel the jet 
into the enormous building. 

"Once you get over the 
tear of dying on impact, it's 
very easy. Runways are 1-2 
miles in length and 150 feet 
wide - if you can put a jet on 
a landing that small, then 

hitting a larger target is not a 

King described the jet as a 
bullet coming out of a gun. 
"It's a 600 mph projectile - it 
will collapse but until it runs 
out of energy, it has the 
power to plow through a 

"I am feeling different 
feelings and emotions. We're 
still in the dark and this kind 
of thing touches you deep," 
King said. "This is what our 
graduates do - fly planes that 
could possibly be hijacked by 
terrorists and flown through 
a building. Many of our 
students fathers fly 
commercial airlines that fly 
out of New Jersey. This ha$ 
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Justice Department won't 
pursue breaking up Microsoft 

The Justice Department 
signaled its desire to quickly 
resolve the antitrust lawsuit 
against Microsoft Corp. on 
Thursday by dropping threats 
to dismember the company 
and to retry other aspects of its 

Some analysts saw the 
unusual public announcement 
as a settlement offer from the 
Bush administration and the 
18 remaining states that joined 
with the federal government 
in 1998 to sue Microsoft. The 
states quickly issued a joint 
statement concurring with the 
Justice Department's move. 

"It's an important 
announcement the 
department didn't need to 
make, so to a significant extent 
it is a signal that they want a 
settlement," said Nicholas 
Economides, an economics 
professor at New York 
University's Leonard Stern 
School of Business. 

Firms plan to hire 20 percent 
fewer college grads next year 

Employers plan to scale 
back their hiring of new 
college graduates by almost 20 
percent next year, according to 
a new study by the National 
Association of Colleges and 

A survey of 439 employers 
nationwide found that 
employers plan to hire 19.7 
percent fewer new grads, and 
44 percent of employers plan 
to visit fewer schools for 
recruiting trips. 
Manufacturing and service 
companies are planning the 
most drastic cutbacks 

College anti-alcohol effort a 
tough sell 

Administrators at the 
University of Wisconsin- 
Madison can tell you the 
stories: Parents asking where 
their children can get fake 
identifications. Parents 
sneaking cases of vodka into 
dorm rooms, since their kids 
might have a hard time getting 
the booze on their own. 

Just last week, some 
parents were caught drinking 
alcohol in a UW-Madison 
residence hall. So while an 
American Medical Association 
survey released August 29 
indicates that parents are 
highlv concerned about binge 
drinking and want 
universities and towns to 
crack down on the practice, 
there is still a small group of 
parents and students who do 
not see a problem. 

Trading of bootlegged music 
online is wider than ever 

More people are trading 
more bootlegged music online 
than ever before despite the 
recording industryi's relentless 
legal battle to quash Internet 
piracy. A new generation of 
file-swapping sites have risen 
up from the Internet 
underground to fill the 
Napster void. 

Football game versus Gardner-Webb 
scheduled to go on as planned 

Northwestern State will 
host Gardner-Webb in a 
non-conference football 
game Saturday night as 
scheduled, provided the 
visiting team can travel 
from its North Carolina 
campus to Louisiana, said 
NSU director of athletics 
Greg Burke Wednesday 

The Gardner-Webb team 
has a charter flight 
scheduled for Friday and is 
awaiting resumption of air 
travel across the country, 
said Burke, in the wake of 
the terrorist attacks on New 
York City and Washington 
D.C. on Tuesday. Reports 
Wednesday indicate that 
commercial air travel could 
be permitted as early as 

Gardner-Webb is located 
in Boiling Springs, N.C., in 
the southern portion of that 

Kickoff Saturday will be 
6 p.m. Saturday at Turpin 
Stadium in Natchitoches. 

"It has been appropriate 
to pause in our normal 
activities to cope with the 
shock of the events of 

"Our desire is to show the respect for what has 
occurred, for the suffering and loss of so many, 
and to pay tribute to our American way of life. " 

Greg Burke 
NSU Director of Athletics 

Tuesday morning, and we 
believe that resuming 
competition Saturday is a 
healthy, patriotic course of 
action," said Burke. 

"Our desire is to show 
the respect for what has 
occurred, for the suffering 
and loss of so many, and to 
pay tribute to our American 
way of life," he said. "There 
is no better way to do so 
than to bring people 
together, and intercollegiate 
sports competition provides 
a unique and stirring 

"Our visitors from 
Gardner-Webb are very 
hopeful that the restrictions 
can be lifted in time for 
them to travel to north 
Louisiana because they also 
recognize how vital it is for 
all Americans, as much as 

possible and as quickly as is 
appropriate, to resume our 
normal lifestyles," said 

The only other NSU 
athletic teams scheduled to 
compete this weekend have 
contests on the road. The 
Demon volleyball team will 
play Saturday at Sam 
Houston State to begin its 
Southland Conference 
season and will shift its 
Friday night contest at 
Texas-Arlington to Sunday. 

The Demon soccer team 
will play Sunday at Oral 
Roberts. A game at 
Oklahoma State, originally 
slated Friday, could be 
rescheduled for Friday or 
Monday. The NSU cross 
country teams compete 
Monday evening at Stephen 
F. Austin. 

It's Reigning Men 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Pictured above are five of the 17 men who are nominated for the 2001 Homecoming Court. The five pictured 
are: (from left to right) Nathan Collier, John Birch, Will Hooper, Justin Owen and Timmy Watts. See pages 9 
and 10 for a full list of both male and female homecoming court nominees. 

So Fresh, So Clean 

Men named to the Homecoming Court for the first time in school history 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

This years homecoming court is going to 
double in size. For the first time in 
Northwestern State history, men will be 
allowed to walk across Turpin Stadium as 

The nomination and voting process will 
remain the same, the only exception is that 
students will now vote for ten men as well as 
ten women. The male and female with the 
most votes takes the title of King and Queen 
and the remaining eighteen will comprise the 
honor court. 

All families will be invited to attend the 
festivities. Traditionally the fathers have 
escorted the ladies onto the field, however, 
from now on that honor belongs to the honor 
court males. 

The brains behind this ruling is Vanessa 
Byrd, former Student Government 
Association member. Byrd researched and 
sponsored the bill to put men on the 
homecoming court. "I got the idea from a 
friend of mine who is president of SGA at 
McNeese. He said that they have men on 
their homecoming court and we should too." 

Not only does McNeese have men on the 
royal court but so do six of the eight schools 
in the University of Louisiana System that 

includes Northwestern. "We needed to catch 
up with the trend," said vice-president of 
SGA Dustin Matthews. "I would venture to 
say that 90% of the Senate passed the bill. 
The few who opposed it did so because of 
tradition and not wanting to anger 

Buster Carlisle, commissioner of student 
affairs, opposed the bill stating, "its always 
been just girls and its been an honor for the 
dads to walk the girls across the field. Dad's 
don't always get a lot of credit and this was 
their opportunity to be a part of the 
homecoming tradition. Northwestern does 
quite a few things differently than other 
Louisiana schools - trends aren't always a 
good thing." 

Student Activities Board president 
Michelle Meyer expects a positive response 
from the student body. "This is a good 
change for males and females. It's only fair 
because this isn't an all girl school. Because 
of this bill, men will be represented on the 

Meyer predicts that the program time will 
remain the same. 

Voting for the court takes place September 
19-20 in Iberville and the Student Union. 

October 20th, the Demon's will do battle 
with the Nicholl's State Colonels 
Homecoming Day. 


For a Complete list of Homecoming Nominees, turn to pages 9, 10 



The new T editions of Argus, the NSU literary and 
art magazine, are ready and can be picked up 
for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 


Career Day will be held on Sept.. 25 in the 
Student Union Ballroom. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 
seniors only. All other classifications are 
welcome from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more info 
call 357-5621 or email 


Disney is giving a presentation about paid 
internships on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. in Russel Hall 
Room 107. All majors and college levels are 


The Native American Student Association will 
have a meeting on Sept.. 17 at 4 p.m. in room 
208 of Kyser (Williamson Museum) For more 
info call 357-4341 Monday through Friday 
before noon. 


NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is 
interested in playing club soccer to their 
practices which are held behind Watson library 
at 5:00 p.m. Monday through F.riday aril 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential 
members to its weekly meetings, every 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kyser Hall 


Jeff Cropo will be hosting a TOPS retention 
seminar October 2 at 4 p.m. in Magale Hall. 


A candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:20 p.m. 
today in The Alley in memory of the late 
Kesha Phills. 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies 
every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the center. Everyone 
is welcome. There will also be a praise and 
worship service Wednesday. LCCS education 
weekend on Sept. 21. For any information call 
Amy Dowden at 352-2615 or email to 


The SAB will sponsor a fellowship and candle 
lighting for Tuesday's tragedy. The fellowship" 
will begin at 9 p.m. Friday in the Student Union 
Ballroom. Following the fellowship there will 
be a candle light walk to Turpin Stadium befotf 
the pep rally. All students, from every religion- 
are encouraged to attend. 


The Society of Professional Journalists will mee* 
at 4 p.m. Wednesday in room 107 of Kyser Haft 
Anyone interested may attend. 

To see your Campus Connections in ne** 
week's edition of The Current Sauce, drop o$ 
your information in the Campus Connection 
box in room 225 of Kyser Hall. 


SGA Minutes 9-11-01 

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The prayer was lead by Mr. 
Henry. The pledge was lead 
by Dustin Matthews. 

Roll Call 

Leanna Anderson 
Lawrence Anglin 
Rusty Broussard 
Buster Carlisle 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Jessica Cramer 
"Wild" Bill Eilers 
Dustin Floyd 
Jennifer Fox 
Sarah Griffith 
Liz Hughes 
Jennifer Jensen 
Sharmyn Little 
Jeremy Malmay 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Matthews 
Tara Newman 
Justin Owen 
Adam Pennell 
Zack Pullian 
Shelly Smith 
Cade Strong 
Frank Toro 
Tim my Watts 
Torrey Washington 
Travis Williams 

Jessica Cormier 

Will Hooper 
Patrick Peoples 
Lindsay Statham 

II. Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Frank Toro 

We have an estimated $25,000 
per year. We have $16,000 for 

Fall. Wants the Senate to 
approve Homecoming Crown 
and the Scantron Giveaway. 

Vice President -Dustin 

Wants to see all Departmental 
Heads after meeting. 

President - Rusty Broussard 

Welcome. Thanks for 
everyone who showed up at 
the game. Please help 
promote elections. Congrats 
to all Senators who have been 
acclimated. Media board has 
meeting Wed. At 3:00 p.m. 
Rusty will meet with Dr. 
Tucker the head librarian at 
11:00 a.m. on Wed. If anybody 
wants to come they are 
welcome. The meeting with 
Dr. Webb last Friday went 
well. Please remember your 
office hours. CUSBAS last 
conference will be October 8th 
and 9th. Rusty took a list of 
who is willing to go. He will 

III. Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs- Jessica 

Her committee is working on 
finding a speaker for the 
Distinguishing Lecture Series. 
Daniel Quinn is high on their 
list of choices. Mr. Henry 
asked her to have their top 
choices by the middle of 

show is Tues. from 9:00-12:00. 
Zack is the new web page 
chair. Greg wants to see Molly 
and Sarah after the meeting. 

Fiscal Affairs- Frank Toro 

Fee Review meeting will be 
Wed. at 1:30 or 3:00. Justin is 
heading that up. Greg is doing 
Organizational Grants. They 
procreate loans for events. 
Scott is heading Club Sports. 
Internal Affairs- Dustin Floyd 
Meeting will be Monday at 
4:00. Checks our office hours. 

Student Affairs- Buster 

Thursday at 4:00 there will be 
a meeting with ARAMARK. 

Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 

Do NOT wear any 
organizational shirts when 
helping with elections. 
Elections are very important. 
No posters in the lobby of in 
the line of vision of voting 
booths. Kesha Phills passed 
away yesterday. She helped 
us a great deal and will be 

Supreme Court Report- 
Jeremiah Newsom 

IV. Old Business 

Dustin Floyd moved to return 
the power of the budget to the 

Motion passes by general 

approve 109.99 to purchase 

homecoming crown. 

Stacie Cosby seconds. 

Roll Call Vote 24-0-0 Motion 


Greg Comeaux moved to 
approve the purchase of a new 
phone for the SGA office 
Justin Owen seconds. 

Roll Call Vote 16-7-1 
abstention. Motion Passes. 

Dustin Floyd moved to 

approve Bo Welborn, Randi 

Broussard, and Misty Garrett 

to complete the election board. 

Motion seconded. 

Motion passes by general 


approve the Organizational 
Grant Legislation FA01-002. 
Justin Owen seconded. 
Roll Call Vote 23-0-1 Motion 


Dustin Flovd read the Risk 


Management regarding 
Alcohol and Drug Policy. He 
also read the Hazing Policy. 

"Wild" Bill Eilers made a 
motion to approve the 
Academic Scantron Giveaway. 
Justin Owen seconded. 
Roll Call Vote 23-0-0 Motion 

Rusty administrated the Oath 
of Office to Jeremy Henriques 
and Justin Owen. 

Jessica Cramer moved to Jessica Cramer moved to 

resend the Fee Increase Bill SP- 

Justin Owen seconded. 

Motion Passes by General 

Greg asked for 6 members to 
complete Organizational 
Grants Committee. Greg took 
the names down. 

VI. Announcements 

Club Sports please meet after 
the meeting. 

Rusty needs Greg and Mr. 
Henry to see him after the 

The meeting was adjourned at 
8:02 p.m. 

External Affairs- Greg V. New Business 

Meeting at 2:00 Wed. Radio Justin Owen moved to 

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SGA candidates address students for upcoming election 

Freshman Candidates 

Linzie Ledford 

I am running for 
Freshman Senator. As a 
student-athlete I have been 
able to observe the excellent 
opportunities Northwestern 
athletics offers in the form of 
an experienced coaching 
staff, a positive atmosphere, 
and a continuing desire for 
Demon dominance. 

Torrey Washington 

If I were to be elected, as 
your freshman class senator 
one of the first things I would 
work toward would be more 
funding for more culturally 
diverse activities and maybe 
one-day in the not too distant 
future see a center for these 
kinds of things. I would also 
like to work toward better 
improvement of the roads. 


Cade Strong 

I, Cade Strong, have 
served on Marcy, Student 
Council, Beta Club, Key Club, 
and many other student 
organizations during high 
school. However, it's not 
what's in the past, but what I 
can offer SGA in the future. 
With the support of the 
student body I know I will be 
capable of making NSU a 
better place. 

Mindy McConnell 

As your class senator, I 
promise to do everything in 
my power to provide you 
with everything necessary to 
make your years at 
Northwestern ones which 
you will cherish for the rest 
of your lives. My 
background provides ample 
experience in leadership and 
social development. 

Craig DeSoto 

I am running for 
Freshman Class Senator. I 
was a strong leader in my 
high school among the 
football team as well as the 
rest of the campus. I look 
forward to representing the 
freshman class here at 
Northwestern State 

Natalie Prewitt 

Because of the 
importance of student 
government on 
Northwestern's campus I feel 
that students should have a 
better awareness and 
interaction with SGA. As a 
public relations major I feel 
that I possess the knowledge 
and ability to introduce the 
students to a new side of 

Samantha Jo Foley 

I am thrilled to be a part 
of Northwestern's family. 
One of my main goals to 
achieve during my college 
career is to become an asset 
to the university. As an 
active SGA senator would 
work toward the well-being 
and convenience of all 

Mark Walton 

I'd be a great fit as your 
Freshman Senator. In h\high 
school, I was Student Council 
vice-president and student 
yell leader my senior year. I 
was a great leader on my 
high school campus and I am 
looking forward to being one 
throughout my years here at 
NSU. Thanks for your 

My name is Marc Johnson and I am a freshman here at 
NSU running for the position of freshman senator of the 
Student Government Association. I feel that as freshman 
senator I would fulfill the responsibilities of being what this 
position demands of me and that is to be a public servant. I 
will put forth the effort needed to serve the student body to 
the best of my ability, and if any problem arises on campus 
then you can come and talk to me, Marc Johnson. 

Sophomore Candidates 

Jennifer Fox 

If I am elected as a 
sophomore class senator I 
plan to work on trying to get 
organizations the money they 
need in order to reach the 
students all over campus and 
help everyone get involved. I 
have recently been appointed 
and have already started 
work as a senator. 

Judith Jade Thibodeaux 

It has been apparent to 
me throughout my education 
at Northwestern that SGA is 
the cornerstone of this 
university. From my 
observations, I feel that 
students need to be informed 
of the decisions made by 
student government as well as 
the standard that Northwestern's 
SGA has set for other 

Laura Smith 

Normally as an 
outgoing person, I enjoy 
talking to and getting to 
know people. Being involved 
on campus is important to 
me, and this position would 
allow me to give the second 
year students at NSU a voice 
in the Student Government. 
If I am elected I will take the 
office very seriously. 

Shelley Smith 

As sophomore class 
senator, I would begin to 
implement a program for 
summer school students. It 
would consist of an ice cold 
snowball on those long, hot 
summer days. I would also 
look into paving the new 
parking lot by the business 
building across from the IM 

Zachary Pullman 

I am running for 
class senator with two goals. 
First, I plan to do everything 
possible to help move along 
the renovation of the IM 
building. I also want to 
improve the efficiency of the 
university's internet site. 
With this in mind, I hope that 
you will support me in my 

Elizabeth Hughes 

In the past year as a 
Senator, I have served on 
traffic appeals, and as co- 
chairman of the spring 2001 
elections board. I have 
sponsored many bills that 
would benefit the students of 
Northwestern State 
University. I hope to continue 
my work on SGA into the 
coming year. 

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I received a position on SGA 
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the rights of a student. While 
many students focus on the 
negative aspects of dorm life, 1 1 
plan to spend much time makiof 
dorm life a positive experience. 

Jeremy Malmay 


Homecoming, male and female, and Mr. and Miss NSU 

Amy Wakefield 

April Washington 

Felicia Price 

Jennifer Gray 

Jennifer Jackson 

Keleta Johnson 

Katie Dollar 

Lindsey Wright 

Marion Yelverton 

Rachael Morgan 

Sarah Festel 

Sarah Griffith 

Shondale Smith 

Stacey Thompson 

Other female nominees: 

Darelle Linzer 
Jeanne Gay 

Jennifer Paul 

Jeri Brumfield 
Michelle Meyer 
Molly Beach 

Yolonda Gant 

Tara Newman 

Angela Warnock 

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Timmy Watts 

Will Hooper 

Matt Courville 

Ja'Juan Allen 

Jennifer Pellegrin 

Robin Samson 

Terrica Wallace 

Cedric Miller 
Charles Todd 
Christopher Davis 
Jared Hewitt 
John Birch 
Myron Harris 
Nathan Collier 

Other Mr. NSU nominees: 

John Birch 
Nathan Collier 

Brett Chiquet 

Other Miss NSU 

Mo;;y Beach 
Shelly Miller 

Shondale Smith 

Sarah Griffith 


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Tuesday, September 25,2001 

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

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Student Reflects on Terrorist Attacks 

Ladies and Gentlemen of 

A tragedy has befallen 
our country. Persons with 
some obvious hatred for the 
United States and our way of 
life have engaged in various 
terrorist actions that, in the 
end, will have resulted in the 
deaths of tens of thousands of 

Most people, myself 
included, are looking for a 
target. After cooler heads 
prevailed, I came to the 
conclusion that there were 

more important matters to 
deal with. First and foremost, 
these people need blood. 
This is a great time to tell the 
world of the importance of 
giving blood regularly. 

Second, we now realize 
how susceptible we are to 
attack. While these attacks 
did take place in New York 
and Washington, they could 
have happened anywhere. 
As a collective group, we all 
need to be guarded in our 
actions and where we go. 
America has been fortunate 
over the past years. Our 

largest bombing in past years 
killed 168 people, this time 
that many died on those jets 

Finally, and this is the 
most important thing, we 
need to hold our public 
officials accountable for 
protection on the national 
level. Make sure our senators 
and congressmen and women 
are working with the 
president to combat domestic 
terrorism. Bipartisan spirit 
for combating terrorism 
needs to be the order of the 
day, not just a catch phrase. 

If our politicians cannot agree 
on a method for combating 
terrorism, then we need to 
find new ones. 

Justice will come those 
who are responsible for this. 
While it will come eventually, 
America needs to accelerate 
the process. We need to make 
quick work of hunting these 
people and dealing with them 

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Columnist believes "war has been declared on America" 

Many Americans 
watched thousands or even 
tens of thousands of their 
fellow citizens die before 
their eyes Tuesday morning. 

Even the chilling sight of 
a civilian passenger aircraft 
angling into position for a 
direct crash into one of the 
110-story twin towers could 
not prepare us for what was 

We watched live video of 
the tower as its top 30 or so 
stories burned. And then, the 
top of the building collapsed 
before our eyes. We watched 
in stunned silence as it 
impacted on the structure 

Editor 's take 

immediately below, starting 
a horrible chain reaction of 
destruction. We 
knew immediately 
that an 

high number of 
human lives were 
lost in those few 

It didn't take 
long to realize that 
what we were 
witnessing was the 
result of perhaps the single 
most deadly attack against 
Americans, either on foreign 
or domestic soil. 

Tuesday's Kamikaze- 

Tom Mitsoff 

Guest columnist 

style attacks were nothing 
less than a direct attack 

against the people and 
property of the United 
States of America. The 
enemy didn't use 
bombs, didn't use 
missiles and didn't 
use ground or sea 
forces. Don't let 
anyone try to tell you 
that this was merely 
someone's attempt to 
make a statement. We 
will remember Tuesday, 
Sept. 11, 2001, as the day 
that the nation's eyes were 
opened forever to the scope 
of the threat posed by 

foreign terrorists. It was the 
day that an individual or 
group as yet unidentified 
declared war on the United 
States of America. 
This is the first time many 
have experienced the horror 
of a successful attack of large 
magnitude against the 
United States by a foreign 

We are now at war. We're not 
exactly sure with whom, 
although it should become 
fairly clear in short order. 
Nobody is in favor of 
civilian casualties or the loss 
of human life of any kind. 
But the time has come for 

the United States to exercise 
its might and position as the 
world's superpower, and to 
spare no expense and leave 
no stone or nation untuned 
to locate and capture and-or 
eradicate the perpetrators. 
President Bush Tuesday 
morning vowed to do just 

It's time that we show 
not only the perpetrators of 
this attack, but other 
terrorists who have designs 
on U.S. interests, that we are 
not to be messed with. In the 
aftermath of the terrorists 
being captured or 
eradicated, it is important 

that other terror interests in 
the world be left shaking in 
their shoes at the enormity, 
precision and the 
decisiveness of the U.S. 

We mourn the thousands 
and perhaps tens of 
thousands of Americans who 
died Tuesday in New York, 
Washington D.C., and near 
Pittsburgh. We must defend 
our way of life and avenge 
their senseless deaths by 
realizing we are at war and 
eradicating our enemy. 

Tom Mitsoff 

Death of NSU student not forgotten in wake of terrorist attacks 

I didn't know Kesha Phills 
very well. 

We rarely spoke to each 
other, but we knew each other 
enough to speak when we 
passed each other in the halls. 
But generally, I only saw her 
when I had some business to 
tend to in the Office of Student 

In fact, the last time we 
spoke was a few weeks ago. I, 
along with my new 
distribution manager, was 
giving out copies of the Sauce 
to Carl Henry, Mrs. Phyllis 
and anyone else in the SAB 

Kesha yelled, "Is that the 
(tew paper? I want one." 

I gave her one and replied, 
"y°u know, I made this one 
just for you." 

She thanked me, and me 
and my associate went to 
other places in the Student 

Kesha Phills died last 
weekend after a heart attack. 
She was 30 years old. 

I heard the news Monday 
morning, about 24 hours 
before everyone's life would 
be dramatically altered. 

Some of her sorority 
sisters gave us the news, and I 
started the process of 
assigning a writer to cover the 
story. I told some of her sisters 
that someone from the Sauce 
would call and get all the 
details, including funeral 
arrangements and other 

Then Tuesday came. 

A beautiful late summer 

day, a day that happened to be 
the birthday of both my 
brother and one of my best 
friends, turned into to one of 
the worst days in human 

The Sauce staff went into 
crisis mode. The entire front 
page had to be redesigned. 
New stories had to be written, 
local angles on national stories 
had to be found, photos had to 
be taken. 

Whatever had been 
planned to go on the front 
page had to go. 

We made the decision to 
hold off on all news that could 
be held until next week to 
make room for the massive 
amounts of information that 
would soon come. 

And as such, Kesha's 

friends and sisters never got a 
phone call from us. 

Now that I think 
about it, it's probably 
best that Kesha didn't 
live through this 
weekend. She didn't 
have to see how low 
humans could go on 
each other. 

She didn't have 
to watch endless 
replays of collapsing 
rubble and huge 

She didn't have to see 
people hanging outside of 
towering infernos, 100 stories 

The death toll from 
Tuesday's attack has been said 
to be as high as the thousands. 
Many more in Washington 

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Rondray Hill 

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will be dead before the final 
statistics will be told. 

But we cannot 
forget that earlier this 
week, our NSU family 
numbered one less. 

So while this 
week has been one 
that none of us ever 
wants to image 
happening again, let's 
not forget about 
Kesha, her family, 
friends and co- 

Zeta Phi Beta Sigma will 
hold a candlelight vigil tonight 
at 8:20 in the Alley. 

If you can't attend, then at 
least think about her when 
your hear about the other 
victims in this week's tragedy 
in New York. 

The Current Sauce 


Rondray Hill 

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Photo Editor 

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And call your family, 
friends, loved ones and let 
them know how much they 
mean to you. 

This week, as well as this 
summer, should have taught 
all of us that we could be here 
today and gone tommorrow. 
And not everyone has the time 
that you , me or anyone else 
alive at this moment has. 

Rondray Hill is the Editor in 
Chief of the Current Sauce. 
His Columns appear every 
Thursday in the Opinions 
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The Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Thursday, September 20, 2001 


University sets 
new enrollment 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The numbers are in and, 
once again, Northwestern 
has a record enrollment. The 
total number of students 
attending Northwestern is 
9,415. Incoming freshmen 
make up 1,934 of these 
students. Ms. Jana Lucky, 
Director of Admissions, 
confirmed this count. 

Suit filed against 
makers of Girls 
Gone Wild 

By James L. Rosica 

Kniglit Kidder Newspapers 

Florida State University 
student is saying she 
unwittingly and unfairly 
became a "girl gone wild." 

The woman is suing the 
makers of the "Girls Gone 
Wild" video series, saying 
they videotaped her without 
her permission while she was 
topless on New Orleans' 
Bourbon Street at last year's 
Mardi Gras celebration. 

The student, identified as 
B.G. to protect her privacy, 
did not know she was in the 
videos until friends told her 
!I ; they saw her in a television 
advertisement, her suit said. 
Other friends told her they 
saw her topless on a billboard 
for the video in Florence, 

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folks at VVyndmoor, Pa.- 
Wd Irish Edition found the 
^eb address for their 15,000- 
^culation monthly cultural 
spaper taken over by a 
i site, they scrambled to 
^d out what had happened. 

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^sre is a growing market for 
^carded dot-com domain 
"^es, and online 
opportunists had purchased 
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Vnth after Irish Edition had 
Advertently let its own dot- 
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to abate anytime soon, 
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University holds blood drive for student in need 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

A blood drive is being held 
for Ross Kaplan next Thursday 
at the ROTC building 
beginning at 3:30pm. 

Kaplan, an NSU student 
and ROTC cadet, was traveling 
to the Leesville campus for 
class when a full-sized truck 
crossed the centerline and 
struck his car head-on. Both 
drivers suffered serious 
injuries and were taken to the 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital. 
Kaplan was later transported 

to Cristus St. Frances Cabrini 
Hospital in Alexandria. 

"He was trying to hard to 
be a student," Lieutenant 
Colonel Claton Chandler said 
about Kaplan, who he 
describes as a "dedicated and 
focused cadet and student." 

Kaplan, a graduate student 
at NSU, used to serve as a 
policeman with the New York 
City Police Department in the 
1st precinct, which is the 
precinct over the World Trade 

"Every media was 
covering the terrorist attack 

Photo courtesy Kaplan family 
Kaplan survived the head-on collision, however, the car was totaled. 

and he laid in his bed 
wondering how many of his 
'brothers' were lost in the line 
of duty," Lt. Col. Chandler 
said, 'because chances are that 
he served with some of them." 

Lt. Col. Chandler does not 
expect Kaplan's plans of being 
commissioned in the Army's 
military police to be 
compromised by the accident. 

"All of the indicators up to 
this point is he will pass p.t. 
and get a commission in May 
of this upcoming year," Lt. Col. 
Chandler said of Kaplan's 
future in the military. 

Kaplan has received eight 
units of blood to date, and for 
every unit donated he will be 
credited $12 toward the cost of 
transfusions already given. In 
action to the donation of blood, 
monetary donations of any size 
can be made to City Bank and 
Trust Co., 600 College Ave., 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 and 
should be marked or made 
payable to: Ross Kaplan 
Medical Fund. 

Jason James, a senior 
ROTC cadet, hopes people will 

Photo courtesy ot Kaplan family 
Ross Kaplan and daughter, Sidney, enjoy time together on the couch. 


"Kaplan has a wife and 
five month old daughter, and 
he is the primary bread winner 
for them," James said. 

Any additional 
information can be obtained by 
calling the NSU ROTC 
Department at (318) 357-5157 
or toll free at (800) 217-6045. 

Sounds of Silence 

Nation pauses; 
remembers last 
week's terrorist 

By Martin Merzer 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

WASHINGTON - Sensing that Afghanistan may be more flexible 
than expected, the Bush administration on Tuesday intensified its 
diplomatic crusade to capture Osama bin Laden. 

A burst of classic carrot-and-stick bargaining came amid reports 
that Afghanistan's Taliban leaders might be willing to deport the 
alleged mastermind of last week's terrorist assault on the United 
States - if they can be convinced of his guilt. 

"There is a big meeting going on and we are awaiting a decision 
from the Taliban," a spokesman for Pakistan's government said. 
"We think it's best to give diplomacy a chance." 

French president pledges help 

Tuesday evening French President Jacques Chirac pledged his 
nation's help in the U.S. -led war on terrorism during an Oval Office 
meeting with President Bush. 

"We are naturally prepared to work in complete solidarity with 
the United States and do everything that is necessary, in 
consultation with them, to reach this target, which is the elimination 
of terrorism," Chirac said, the first foreign leader to huddle with 
Bush since last week's terrorist attacks. 

America pauses for reflection; dead and missing toll reaches 5,873 

Meanwhile, in New York, Washington and across the nation, 

Photo by Jim Barcus/Kansas City Star 

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield addresses the media during a press at the 

Photo by Mike Ewen/Tallahassee Democrat 
Tallahassee Community College student Jane Dudley pauses during a moment of 
silence to reflect on the lives lost during last weeks terrorist attack. 

many Americans paused for prayer and reflection Tuesday - the 
one-week anniversary of the terrorist blitz that leveled the World 
Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, pulverized four hijacked 
jetliners and transformed America and the world. 

The number of dead and missing stood at 5,873, a toll nearly 
impossible to fathom. Never before have so many Americans been 
killed on home soil on a single day. 

At 8:48 a.m., the precise moment a week earlier when the first 
plane speared the trade center's north tower, President Bush joined 
300 members of his White House staff on the South Lawn. New York 
City rescue crews briefly ceased their work. And radio stations and 
television networks filled the nation's airwaves with patriotic 

"Out of our tears and sadness, we saw the best of America," 
Bush said later during a Rose Garden ceremony honoring rescue 
workers. "We saw a great country rise up to help." 

He said $55 million had been raised from online contributions to 
major charities, and he announced a web site that will help people 
contribute both money and time to the 

recovery effort. Information about the Cont'd on page 3 

Campus Connections 


The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art magazine, are 
ready and can be picked up for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 


Career Day will be held on Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom 
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for seniors only. All other classifications are 
welcome from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more info call 357-5621 or 


Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 
15 at 5 p.m. in Russel Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels 
are eligible. 

NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in playing club 
soccer to their practices which are held behind Watson library at 5:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday. 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential members to its 
weeklv meetings, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kyser 


Jeff Cropo will be hosting a TOPS retention seminar October 2 at 4 
p.m. in Magale Hall. 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 
p.m. at the center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise 
and worship service Wednesday. LCCS education weekend is this 
weekend. For any information call Amy Dowden at 352-2615 or 
email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across 
the street from Watson Library, every Wednesday night. The 
worship begins at 8:31 p.m. All students are welcome to attend. For 
more information call the BCM at 352-5464. 


Circle K International invites you its meetings every Tuesday night 
at 8:30 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. Members, Friday is 
CKI Pride day, so wear your t-shirts. The Po-boy sale is this 
Saturday. Tickets are $4 and include a chicken or sausage po-boy, 
chips and a drink. For more information call Jessica at 357-5974. 


James Malinchak is speaking at 7 p.m. in the Student Union 
Ballroom next Thursday. Please come. 


The SAB's 2001 Fall Fest has been rescheduled for next Thursday 
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Student Union. The SAB is also 
sponsoring a Coffee House next Monday at 8 p.m. in the Alley. There 
will be games, "Who Wants to be $100 Richer?", and free food. 

*To see your Campus Connections in next week's edition of The 
Current Sauce, drop off your information in the Campus 
Connection box in room 225 of Kyser Hall. 

Construction begins on Keyser Avenue bridge 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

In roughly eighteen 
months, a three-lane bridge 
complete with a turning lane 
will replace the current bridge 
on Kevser Avenue. 

The current bridge was 
built in the late 1960's with the 
intent of being temporary. 

"I have no idea why it took 
so long," said Jonathan Lachey 
with the Department of 
Transportation said. "The 
bridge is functionally obsolete 
and can't handle the amount of 
traffic it receives." 

"It is definitely time for a 
new bridge," Courtney 
Hornsby, main street manager 
for the mayor's office said. 
"This will help ease the flow of 
traffic - there will be two lanes 
going opposite directions and 
a turning lane in the center." 

The Ruston Angelo Iafrate 
Construction Company is 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Construction has begun on the Keyser Avenue bridge. Job is expected to be 
finished within 18 months of the beginning of the construction. 

scheduled to be completed 
within 300 working days, 

currently construction a 
temporary bridge to serve as a 
detour when they demolish the 
bridge residents know as 
Keyser Street Bridge. 

"The temporary bridge 
should be completed by 
January," Hornsby said. "And 
the final, permanent bridge is 

depending on the weather 

Drivers can expect a few 
delays before this project is 

"Of course there will be 
some minor setbacks," Lachey 

said. "When we are switching 
traffic from the current bridge 
to the temporary bridge, it will 
require some re-routing. But I 
don't expect it to be too bad." 

The DOTD originally 
wanted to expand the bridge to 
five lanes, however this was 
met with opposition from the 
Historic Society. 

"From what I understand, 
some residents didn't want a 
larger bridge because it would 
take away from the history of 
Natchitoches and add extra 
pressure to the bricks on Front 
Street," said Lachev. 

"We weren't the only ones 
who targeted this new five- 
lane bridge," Sharon Gahagan, 
chairman of the Natchitoches 
Historic District Commission 
said. "We wanted to keep the 
integrity of the historic society. 
This is a wonderful example of 
how all the organizations came 
together and found a 

SGA plans for $40,000 renovation of student union 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

An adult learning theatre 
to be placed in the student 
union is in the early planning 
stages by the Student 
Government Association. 

This learning theatre will 
be geared toward non- 
traditional students, but 
traditional students will also 
be allowed access to the 
equipment, which will consist 
of two tutorial computers, a 
plasma television, a DVD 
player, and a sound system. 
The $40,000 for this project will 
be taken from the student 
technology fund that all 
students pay into. 

Laura Ellis, a junior in 
veterinary technology, called 
the idea "ridiculous." 

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money as a fund for non- 

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traditional students," Ellis 

This theatre may seem 
elaborate to some students, but 
as Rusty Broussard said, "NSU 
deserves the best." 

Security is a prime concern 
for such a room on campus, 
but all worries should be put to 

"Everything will be bolted 
to the walls," Broussard said, 

"and two student workers will 
be on duty at the adult 

"I think it could help out 
some students," Miranda 
Coon, a junior in journalism, 
said. "They (the SGA) might 
try to be a little conservative 
with the budget, but it might 
be a good place to relax." 

"Honestly, it is a good 
thing, though, the money 

could be put to better use," 
Aaron Ravare, an NSU staff 
member, said. 

A better use offered by 
Ravare was "a memorial for 
students, such as Kesha Phills, 
or an emergency fund for 
students like Ross Kaplan." 

Carmen Carter, a junior 
computer information systems 
major, said there are no places 
for non-traditional students to 
gather on campus. 

"I think this will benefit 
them greatly," Carter said, "if 
there was a place in the 
Student Union for them they 
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American Liberty 
partnership, established by 
several major companies, 
c an be found at 
Clean up continues around 
New York and Washington, 

At the ruins of the World 
Trade Center, 5,422 people 
remained missing, with 218 
confirmed dead. Police 
Commissioner Bernard 
Kerik said the roster of 
presumed dead rose as 


foreign embassies received 
and relayed reports from 
citizens of their countries. 

U.N. Secretary-General 
Kofi Annan said the victims 
include citizens of 62 

"This is why no one can 
remain indifferent," he said. 

A week after the 
tragedy, Mayor Rudolph 
Giuliani reluctantly moved 
toward some 
extraordinarily solemn 

"The chances of 
recovering any live human 

beings are very, very small 
now, given the amount of 
time and the condition of 
the site," he said. 

War talks spread around 
Washington, D.C. 

Back in Washington, the 
administration escalated its 
war of words against bin 
Laden and those who harbor 
him and other terrorists. 

A renegade Saudi 
millionaire, bin Laden has 
been under the protection of 
the Taliban since 1996, when 

he was forced to leave 
Sudan. He is believed 
responsible for numerous 
terrorist strikes around the 
world, including last week's 
suicide assaults. 

"The Taliban needs 
tribal approval to turn over 
bin Laden and there are real 
indications that they are 
preparing to do that," the 
spokesman said. 

In Afghanistan and 
Pakistan, additional hints 
emerged of a possible shift 
in the Taliban's position. 

Previously firm in their 

refusal to turn over bin 
Laden, Taliban leaders - 
including supreme leader 
Mullah Mohammed Omar - 
are now showing 

"flexibility," according to a 
report in a Pakistani paper. 

American officials 
emphasized that even bin 
Laden's capture - as 
welcome as it might be - 
would not necessarily block 
vigorous military action to 
eliminate other terrorists 
and their support systems. 

"Our adversaries are not 
one or two terrorist leaders, 

or even a single terrorist 
organization or network," 
Defense Secretary Donald 
Rumsfeld said during a 
Pentagon news conference. 
"It's a broad network of 
individuals and 
organizations that are 
determined to terrorize, and 
in doing so, to deny us the 
very essence of what we are 
- free people." 

Terrorist groups do not 
have conventional militaries 
or "high-value" targets that 
the United States can hit, he 

SGA appoints Erath Argus editor; flight team receives funding 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Rqiorter 

The SGA meeting Monday, 
centered around two main 
issues: the decision of the 
editor for the Argus and 
funding for the NSU flight 

Rocky Colavito, the head 
of the Language Arts 
Department, and Julie Kane, a 
professor of English at 

Northwestern, stood and 
spoke their approval for Shane 
Erath as Argus editor. The floor 
was then opened for questions 
from the senators. Most 
questions centered on whether 
or not Erath could assure the 
SGA that the next addition of 
Argus would be an 
improvement over those in the 
past. The appointment of 
Erath as the editor of Argus 

The next decision to be 
made was if SGA would 
provide the University flight 
team with funds for their 
regional competition. The 
flight team was requesting a 
little over $5,000 from the 
clubs and organizations fund. 
After it was ascertained that 
the clubs and organizations 
fund now had in it around 
$58,000, the floor was open to 
questions from the senators. 

The SGA was split in their 
opinion because part of the 
money the flight team was 
asking for was for hotel 
accommodations. The flight 
team was sleeping two people 
to one room instead of four 
people to a room. 

Some of the senators had a 
problem with this. However, 
the spokesperson for the flight 
team pointed out that the 
rooms were only equipped 

with two single beds, and the 
hotel did not like to put more 
than two people in one room. 

The next discussion was if 
the flight team had done any 
fundraising for the 
competition. The flight team 
spokesperson brought up that 
they had sponsors who had 
paid for their t-shirts, but had 
not done any fundraising for 
the competition. 

The senators disputed 

about the fundraising until 
Skeeter Henry, the Student 
Government Association 
advisor, spoke up. Henry said 
that the money was there for 
things such as this, but the 
flight team should show faith 
in the SGA by doing some 
fundraising of their own. 

This decision passed after 
a continued debate over 
fundraising versus just asking 
the SGA for money. 

Minutes September 17, 2001 
1. Call (o Order- 7:03 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Justin Owen. The 
pledge was lead by Dustin Floyd. 

Roll Call 

Leanna Anderson 
Rusty Broussard 
Buster Carlisle 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Jessica Cramer 
"Wild" Bill Eilers 
Dustin Floyd 
Jennifer Fox 
Sarah Griffith 
Jeremy Henriques 
Liz Hughes 
Jennifer Jensen 
Sharmyn Little 
Jeremy Malmay 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Matthews 
Justin Owen 

Adam Pennell 
Zack Pulliam 
Shelly Smith 
Cade Strong 
Frank Toro 
Tim my Watts 
Torrey Washington 
Travis Williams 
Tara Newman (excused) 

II. Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Frank Toro 

The time clock did not pass in committee 
please come see Frank if you have any questions. 
Homecoming crown has been ordered. Flight team 
is here to ask for money from club sports. 

Vice President -Dustin Matthews 

Dustin is working on Presentation Station 
and Breakfast with the President. Everyone is doing 
a good job on office hours and committees. 

President - Rusty Broussard 

Rusty welcomed all guest to the meeting. He 
wants to know who is going to CUSBAS on the 8th 

and 9th. Please promote elections. Once again do 
not wear any letters or organizational shirts beside 
SGA for elections. Bo and Chandra will be sworn in 
tonight for new senators. Great job on office hours. 
Meeting with ARAMARK tomorrow at 2:00. 

III. Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs- Jessica Cramer 

Working on having Susan Hussy teach a 
ballroom dancing class or maybe have someone 
teach a Yoga class. Meeting with Dr. Burns this week 
on teacher evaluations. Lecture Series is coming 
along well. Scantron Giveaway went very well. It 
will be 8-12 next Monday. 
External Affairs- Greg Comeaux 

Zack will run his meeting this week due to a 
conflicting meeting. Radio Show will be from 9-12 

Fiscal Affairs- Frank Toro 

Please approve Zack to committee. Justin- 
Fee Review: Meeting Wed. at 2:00 wants Pros and 
Cons of raising fees. Greg- Org. Grants: Please 
approve the 6 people to committee. Scott- Club 
Sports: Ben Andrews is here to speak on behalf of the 
flight team. They would like money to go to 

Internal Affairs- Dustin Floyd 

Met today at 4:00. Shelley Smith and 
Lawrence Anglin resigned. Jessica Cormier, Lindsey 
Statham and Emily Russo were removed. 
Student Affairs- Buster Carlisle 

There will be a Current Events Forum Next 
Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 in the studio. Dr. Snowden, 
Aichinger, Granger, and Foster will be the speakers. 
SAB Report- Will Hooper 
Fall Fest was postponed until later date. 
Advisor's Report- Mr. Henrv 

We need to look at some ideas for elections so 
we do not have problems again. We need lots of 
help Wednesday and Thursday for elections. Please 
sign up. 

Supreme Court Report- Jeremiah Newsom 
Jeremiah was not present. 

IV. Old Business 

Dustin Floyd moved to swear in new 
Senators Chandra Clark and Beau Boudreaux 111. 
Motion passes by general consent. 
Senators take the oath of office. 

V. New Business 

There is discussion from the Media Board 
concerning the Argus editor. 
Sarah Griffith enters the meeting. 
Greg Comeaux moved to approve Shane Erath as 
Argus editor. 
Wild Bill Eilers seconds. 
Roll Call Vote 19-0-3 Motion Passes. 


^u^i.ii Floyd moved to approve Zack Pulliam 
to Fiscal Affairs Committee. 
Motion seconded. 
Motion passes by general consent. 

Liz Hughes enters the meeting. 

Justin Owen moved to open the floor for 
discussion of the flight team. 
Greg Comeaux seconds. 

Greg Comeaux moved to give $5,125 to the 
flight team for regionals. 
Jennifer Jensen seconds. 

Roll Call Vote 19-3-1 Motion Passes 

Dustin Floyd moved to approve Sarah 
Griffith, Jeremy Henriques, Jennifer Fox, Stacey 

Cosby, Jennifer Jenson, Jessica Cramer. 

Motion seconded. 

Passes by general consent. 

There is discussion on who will sit on the 
Committee of Organizations. Liz Hughes will sit on 
it. The other position will be voted on. 
Dustin Floyd moved to approve Liz Hughes and 
Buster Carlisle to the Committee of Organizations. 
Motion seconded. 
Motion passes by General Consent. 

Wild Bill Eilers moved to approve Resolution 

Jeremy Henriques seconds. 
Motion Passes by General Consent. 

VI. Announcements 

Elections are Wednesday and Thursday 
please sign up for as many times as possible. 

Blood Drive will be held on Sept. 27th in front 
of the ROTC building. Please donate blood if you 

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Contact the Opinions Department 

Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl @ 

The cast of "kiddies" and its creator Jenna Hickman would like to take the opportunity to 
say that our prayers are with the victims of this national tragedy, to thank those who have 
sacrificed, to help all those affected by these horrific acts, and to salute those who are not 
only willing but prepared to fight and defend our country. We are proud to live in this great 
nation of such pride and freedom. God bless America! 

-Jenna Hickman 

Creator of "Kiddies" 

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Editor wonders why so much 
attention is paid to "stupid people" 

Tuesdav, I went to visit 
some friends of mine. 

The friends I went 
to visit were the 
students of the 
journalism class at 
Natchitoches Central 
High School. 

We spent nearly 
an hour talking about 
journalism, and things 
going on around our world. 

And I'm not exaggerating 
when I say that those 20 or so 
high school students to were 
the most intelligent people I 
ran into all day. 

I thought about that while 
I listened to some of my 
classmates argue about trivial 
things like Homecoming 

I thought about that while 
listening to people talk about 
"rounding up all the 
Muslims" and throwing away 
the key. 

I also thought about that 
when seeing people try to 

justify the deaths of nearly 
6,000 innocent people 
because of "U.S. 
Foreign policy." 
Why do we pay so 
much attention to the 

Why do the stupids 
command so much of 
Rondray Hill our time. 
Editor's Take When I turn on the TV 
and see someone who is 
clearly an idiot , sometimes I 
get a laugh. I mean, who 
wouldn't be glad they aren't 
as stupid as some people. 

But sometimes I just wish 
there was a way to make the 
stupid people go away. 

Then I remembered that 
there is a way. 

Do you remember in how 
you treated the stupid person 
in high school? And I don't 
mean the shy girl, or the kid 
who didn't have much money 
to buy nice clothes. I don't 
mean them. 

I'm talking about the 
stupid kid. 

You know, the one who 
ate paste, or the one who wore 
their underwear outside their 
clothes, just to see what 
people would say. 

The one who always 
thought he / she was funny, 
even though no one else was 

I'm sure my friends at 
Natchitoches Central already 
know the answer to this one, 
so here it is. You ignore them. 

Don't pay any attention to 

If someone says "Muslims 
are evil," just be quiet. 

If someone thinks its a 
good idea to restrict 
someone's freedom, just walk 

We have a war on 
terrorism, I say it's high time 
we had a war on stupidity. 

You don't need to have a 
high school diploma to realize 

Unnecessary airport restrictions 
cause wasted time and effort I 

By Robert Poole 

Courtesy KRT forum 

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Commercial airlines have 

resumed flying with three 
pages of new federal security 
requirements. A whole raft of 
new provisions — no cars 
within 300 feet of terminals, no 
curbside or hotel baggage 
check-in, limits on electronic 
tickets, detailed searches of 
planes before every flight ~ 
will do little or nothing to 
make air travel safer. Ironically, 
these well-intended "feel- 
good" measures may 
inadvertently achieve one of 
the terrorists' goals by 
crippling our aviation industry. 

Thus, our first priority 
must be making airplanes 
defensible. That means armed 
sky marshals on as many 
flights as possible, adding 
more-secure cockpit doors, and 
selectively arming crew 

It's on the ground where the 
danger of costly, but ineffective 
regulations is greatest. Before 
piling on new mandates, the 
present airport security system 
needs to be rethought. Both the 
General Accounting Office and 
the Department of 

Transportation inspector 
general have issued scathing 
reports on airport security. 

One FAA official said that 
Boston and Newark "leak like 
a sieve." In 1999 federal agents 
were able to sneak through 
security doors 46 times at four 
major airports and walk 
around on the tarmac or board 
planes unchallenged. 

But as these reports make 
clear, the biggest holes in the 
system are behind the scenes, 
not in the flow of passengers 
through metal detectors at 
screening points. Airport 
security should become the 
sole responsibility of the 
airport operator, not 
fragmented among the airport, 
the major airlines and 
numerous contractors. 

Further harassing 
passengers with bans on 
curbside check-in and making 
them stand in endless lines 
despite using e-tickets has 
made the delays at airports 
much worse. Yet these 
measures would not have 
stopped the terrorists. Better 
technology for screening all 
bags and detecting even 
ceramic knives under people's 
clothes, as well as high-tech 

systems for positive passenger 
identification, would be far 
more useful than inane 
security questions and more 
requirements to wait in long 

Sensible changes like 
defensible airplanes and 
smarter airport security will 
modestly raise the cost of 
flying, but probably by no 
more than a few dollars per 
passenger per flight. But 
measures of the kind proposed 
and instituted since this 
tragedy could cripple the 
airlines by cutting into both 
leisure and business travel 

Even worse will be the 
impact on what the industry 
calls leisure travelers 
ordinary people flying to visit 
relatives or take vacations. The 
requirement that each plane 
receive a thorough security 
inspection before each flight 
will destroy the ability of low- 
fare airlines like Southwest to 
turn around a flight in 20 
minutes. That means a 737 that 
now makes 10 flights per day 
will be able to make only 

Letter to the Editor: Fear of Riots 

Dear Beloved Editor, 

I know you must be swamped with letters regarding this most unfortunate turn 
of events in the United States. Unfortunately, many people are afraid of 
future terrorism... I have a different viewpoint. 

The thing that scares me is the possibility of riots. You and I both know 
that innocent people (namely innocent Muslims) are going to be blamed, 
persecuted, and perhaps even beaten or worse. I wish to encourage all people 
to not try to take "Justice" into their own hands. 

There are Muslims on campus, I realize. Please do not ridicule them... these 
people are innocents, stereotyped because of this unfortunate 
occurrence. I fear for their safety as much as mine... but they will be under 
much more ridicule than I ever will. 


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Editor, Elona Boggs 


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by Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

When Tom Petitjean, 
assistant professor of English 
at NSU, spoke to a stranger at 
a New York City bar in 1983, 
he didn't know it would 
change his life. 

Petitjean had a drink 
with the man, and learned he 
worked for the popular soap 
opera, "As the World Turns." 
That day, Petitjean, a free-lance 
writer from Rayne, La., 
walked away with his dream 

"He helped me get into 
the whole thing and that's 
how it happened," he said. 

After working for "As 
the World Turns," Petitjean 
went on to write for another 
soap opera "Another World." 
He also wrote romance novels, 
working under the 
pseudonym Leila Bercier, his 
great-grandmother's name. 

In 1990, Petitjean left 
New York and returned home 
to be with family in Rayne. 
While home, he earned his 
Master's Degree and doctorate 
at the University of Louisiana 
at Lafayette. 

He also taught high 
school and some college 
classes at ULL and LSU. In the 
summers, he traveled Europe 
and attended NSU to get 
certification in administration 

and supervision. 

During his last 
summer of course work, a 
position became open in the 
Language and 

Communications Department. 
Petitjean joined the 
department as a temporary 
instructor in 2000, and is now 
an assistant professor. 

In addition to teaching, 
Petitjean serves on the 
Professional Development 
Leadership Advisory 
Committee for the Louisiana 
State Department of 
Education. The committee's 
main goals are to prepare and 
obtain quality teachers for 
Louisiana public schools, and 
to develop a system to 

continue the professional 
development of Louisiana 

"I think teacher 
training and preparation is 
probably one of the weakest 
things in terms of education in 
the state of Louisiana and to 
be part of something that can 
make it better is just a 
wonderful chance for me to do 
my part," he said. 

women in 1970s daytime 
dramas and is still consulting 
on "As the World Turns." He 
is also an Area Coordinator at 
Rapides dormitory. 

He wants to write 
screenplays and travel to 
Africa in the future, but for 
now, he is satisfied with life. 

"I enjoy everything that I 
do, but I really love teaching," 
he said. " I really love working 

" in the dorm, and I 

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/ really love teaching. " witn people. You have 

- Tom Petitjean to ^ what y° u do 

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be fun. If it's not fun 

Petitjean is currently 
writing a chapter for a feminist 
book on the depiction of 

for you, why bother to do it?" 

In Perspective 

Students fear military draft 

Faculty members speculate on 
possibility of drafting students 

File Photo 

A student holds a flag at the prayer vigil held last week in the 
NSU ballroom. Students gathered there to show their 
concern and support for the victims of last week's tragedy. 

Draft Facts: 

* While men must register within 30 days of 
turning 18, the draft has been dormant since 1973. 

* During the attack, a record 6,381 men registered 
via the Internet for the selective service, twice the 
daily average. 

* About 5,000 boys turn 18 every day. Their liability 
for selective service continues through age 25; there 
are 14 million men who fit into that category. 

* If the draft were reinstated this year, normal 
procedure would begin the induction process with 
men who are 20 or were born in 1981. 

Access for more information. 

by Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

When Tim Monaghan thinks of the 
threat of war, one of the things he thinks about 
is the possibility of the draft. 

"I think every man has some sort of 
small fear of being drafted," he said. "Unlike 
our fathers and grandfathers, we weren't raised 
to be patriotic. We haven't paid that price yet." 

Paula Furr, associate professor of 
journalism at NSU and a retired Army Lt. Col. 
who served for 23 years, said people don't fully 
realize their duty as Americans. 

"For most of us, we love our freedom 
and our country," Furr said. "When we hear 
about sacrifice or people who lose their lives 
and give their lives for someone else or their 
country, we admire that and honor that. But, we 
really don't want that sacrifice to be of ourselves 
or someone we love." 

Furr thinks the draft is an unlikely 
possibility. She said the war would have to be 
prolonged for the draft to happen. 

"I would only see a draft if this went to 
a full scale war, I am not talking about Desert 
Storm, I am talking larger than that - when we 
don't think our active forces, Guard and 
Reserves are sufficient," Furr said. "It takes time 
to get people in, to train them. You wouldn't do 
that if you thought it was going to be over soon. 

You'd do that if you thought something was 
going to be for a matter of years." 

Greg Granger, associate professor of 
political science, agreed. 

"We have the resources, and I expect the 
National Guard and the Reservists to be called 
up, but I don't expect a draft," Granger said. 

In 1969, Granger's older brother joined the 
military after receiving word that he was going 
to be drafted. When Granger was in high school, 
there was talk of re-instating the draft. 

"I was a senior in high school and that's 
when we had the hostages in Iran," he said. "I 
was concerned about being drafted, but the 
draft never had to happen." 

Furr is hoping the draft will be evaded 


(( Part of the chaos of war is that we do 
not know how conflict is going to 
resolve itself. " 

- Paula Furr 

"Part of the chaos of war is that we do 
not know how conflict is going to resolve itself," 
she said. 

She hopes war will not be necessary. 

"There is nothing to be gained by war," 
Furr said. "If we go in with a lot of destruction, 
it will only fuel more American hatred and no 
one benefits from that." 

Interest in Nostradamus resurrected after attack 

h Barbara Rose 

V'icago Tribune 

I The Internet's vaunted 
. lr al" ability to spread 
Information rapidly helped to 
B interest last week in the 
^fings of a 16th century 
o^re whose writings some 
j^sider prophetic, Michel de 
L^fredame, known as 
* No stradamus. 

"Nostradamus" ranked 
1 on a list of the keywords 
?d into search engines 
^ e n people flocked online 
" news after the terrorist 
[^cks, according to 
"""iScore Networks, a 
^ago-based Hrm that 
° n itors Internet behavior. 
It's hardly surprising that 

surfers searched on such 
words as "CNN," "World 
Trade Center" and "news"-the 
top three search terms during 
the three hours after the 
attack, according to ComScore. 
"Pentagon" ranked fourth. 

But Nostradamus? 

His name ranked eighth, 
right after Osama bin Laden, 
the terrorist leader whose 
followers are suspected of 
orchestrating the attack. 

"Nostradamus had 
appeared as a search term 
previously, but there were 50 
times the number of entries for 
his name" in search engines 
after the attack compared with 
the same period a week earlier, 
says ComScore CEO Gian 

E-mail added heat to the 
Nostradamus frenzy. Various 
versions of a cryptic and 
apocalyptic verse were 
circulating widely last week, 
purporting to be from 
Nostradamus' writings, which 
were originally in French. 

When the e-mails started 
popping up in the inbox of 
Eric Estabrooks, a Chicago 
database programmer, he used to search on 
"Nostradamus" only to find 
that most of the top sites were 
inaccessible, apparently 
because too many people were 
trying to get on them. 

A persistent Estabrooks 
confirmed that the e-mailed 
verse he received was identical 
to a verse composed and 

posted on the Web in a 
discussion about reason versus 
superstition. The writer's 
intent was to debunk 
Nostradamus' prophetic 

"Everyone, please, use a 
bit of common sense before 
you forward false e-mails," 
Estabrooks chided in his own 
e-mail reply to senders. 

His conclusion? 

"People are looking for 
some kind of comfort and 
external validation in anything 
suggesting that the attack was 
part of some plan" over which 
they have no control, 
Estabrooks said. 

ComScore' s Fulgoni, 
meanwhile, said people turned 
to the Internet after the crash 

to amplify reports they were 
getting from other media. 
Nearly half of the top 30 
search keywords were 
variations on the names of 
news outlets, mainly 

"If you're watching TV 
and somebody mentions bin 
Laden and you wanted to find 
out more," Fulgoni said, "what 
better way?"'s site was by far 
the most popular news site, 
with 11.6 million unique 
visitors worldwide during the 
day of the attack, 680 percent 
more than a week earlier. The 
second most visited site was, with 9.5 million 
visitors, a 236 percent increase. 


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Campus Life 

Spin City 
seminar set 
for Monday 

The Department of 
Journalism at Northwestern 
State University will host two 
University Satellite Seminars 
sponsored by the Museum of 
Television and Radio during 
the fall 2001 semester. 

The first seminar, Spin 
City will be held Monday, at 
6:30 p.m. "Open Mies: The 
Art of Radio Documentary" is 
set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 
5 p.m. Both will be held in the 
Ora Garland Williams 
Electronic Media Center 
located in Kyser Hall, Room 
142. The seminars are free and 
open to the public 

Spin City will discuss 
the ABC comedy that looks at 
the absurdities of city politics 
and sexual politics. The show 
is one of television's most 
successful sitcoms, despite 
undergoing extraordinary 
upheaval over five seasons on 
the air. Heather Locklear and 
Charlie Sheen will discuss the 
evolution of the show and the 
process of crafting and 
producing the series. 

Major Barbara 
cast chosen 

The NSU Theatre will 
present George Bernard 
Shaw's Major Barbara Sept. 27 
- Oct. 5 in Theatre West. 
Coordinator of Theatre Dr. 
Jack Wann will direct. 

Members of the cast are 
Joshuah Laird of Oakdale as 
Stephen Undershaft, Colin 
Trahan of Folsom as 
Adolphus Cusins, Camille 
Sotomayor of Copperas Cove, 
Texas as Barbara Undershaft 
and James Palmer of 
Mansfield as Andrew 

Other cast members are 
Kristen Jones of Vero Beach, 
Fla. as Lady Britomart, Karen 
Burns of Alexandria as Jenny 
Hill, Jacob Smith of Monroe 
as Snobby Price, Michael 
Batusic of Hobe Sound, Fla. as 
Charles Lomax, Tony Blanco 
of New Iberia as Bill Walker 
and Valerie Perdue of 
Natchitoches as Sarah 

The cast also includes Eric 
Guy Miller of Pineville as 
Peter Shirley, Larry Soileau of 
Lake Charles as Morrison, 
Kyle LeMaire of Abbeville as 
Bilton, Darcy Malone of New 
Orleans as Rummy Michens 
and Taryn Vinet of Harahan 
as Mrs. Baines. 

Caroline Bolter of Baton 
Rouge is the assistant to the 
director while Natalie Ross of 
Baton Rouge is the stage 
manager. Jessica Marasco of 
New Orleans is the assistant 
stage manager. 

Major Barbara is Barbara 
Undershaft, the daughter of a 
wealthy munitions magnate, 
who embraces religion as a 
means of salvation. Her 
father, Andrew Undershaft, is 
a social philosopher who 
believes that the worst of 
crimes is poverty. Father and 
daughter clash in this witty, 
thought-provoking tale of 
political economy. 

For ticket information, 
call (318) 357-6891. 


Frankenstein to come to NSU 

by Britton Faucon 

Sauce Reporter 

Frankenstein visits the 
university's campus on 
October 31, when the NSU 
Theatre Department performs 
the classic gothic drama, The 
Tragedy of Frankenstein. 

The play's director, 
Scott Burrell said the 
performance will include 
"dark images that arouse a 
sense of disturbance and 

The play follows the 
story line originally produced 
by Mary Shelley in the 1800s, 

but is updated with modern 
theatrical techniques. 

Burrell said the 
performance is timely, and 
will relate to the increasing 
interest and moral 
implications in scientific 
procedures like cloning and 
stem-cell research. 

"The play shows moral 
implications as a scientist," 
Burrell said. "Are we 
accountable for making or 
destroying life?" 

Bill Gilmore, the 
playwright of "Frankenstein," 
will be visiting NSU's campus 
from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. 

Gilmore will teach a 
workshop entitled "Teaching 
and Acting for the Camera," 
and will assist with the play. 

"It helps him because 
he sees us doing his play and 
it helps us because as we are 
performing the play, the 
playwright is on campus," 
Burrell said. 

Performances for 
Frankenstein will start on Oct. 
31, and will run until Nov. 4. 
All shows will be held in the 
AA. Fredricks Auditorium 
and will begin at 7 p.m. 
nightly. NSU students will 
have free admission. 

A call for peace 

File photo 

Students holding hands and singing at a memorial service held in the Student Union Ballroom Friday night. 

SAB postpones Fall Fest, 
concert is rescheduled 

Hollywood edits out violence in NYC skyline 

by Kira Gervais 

Sauce Reporter 

Fall Fest, a new 
activity sponsored by the SAB, 
was postponed due to the 
terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. 

SAB Concert 
Chairman Terrica Wallace said 
Fall Fest will take place, but 
the SAB is unsure of the 
rescheduled date. 

"I am not going to say 
because we still have to vote," 
Wallace said. 

This year, the SAB 
decided to make two concerts, 
instead of its annual concert in 
the spring. Wallace said the 
decision was made because of 
lack of concert attendance. 

"The whole purpose of 
splitting the concerts is to 
have better attendance from 
the NSU student body, and 
hopefully, they will enjoy the 
fall concert and come to the 
spring concert," said Wallace. 

The feature band for 
the fall concert is "Static." 
Wallace said the band has a 
combination of rock, pop, 
country and zydeco. 

"I hope this is 
successful as far as attendance 
and participation," Wallace 

In addition to the 
concert, Fall Fest will feature 
activities like candle art, water 
tag, food and contests. 

by Steven Rea 

Knight Ridder Nezospapers 

Hollywood moved swiftly 
last week to postpone films 
and TV programs whose 
content or marketing 
campaigns might cause further 
pain after Tuesday's terrorist 

"Collateral Damage," 
starring Arnold 
Schwarzenegger as a big-city 
fireman bent on avenging the 
deaths of his family in an 
office tower bombing, was 
yanked from the Warner Bros, 
schedule. The studio pledged 
"an immediate and complete 
effort" to erase all signs of 
what was to have been the 
Oct. 5 action release, including 
billboards, trailers and a Web 


"Big Trouble," a Disney 
farce in which a suitcase 
containing a bomb makes its 
way on board an airplane, and 
Edward Burns' romantic 
comedy "Sidewalks of New 
York" - whose misfortune was 
simply its name and locale - 
were both set to open on 
Friday and are now on hold. 

The episode intended as 
the premiere of CBS's "The 
Agency," about the CIA, may 
never run. It revolved around 
a terrorist bombing in London 
and mentioned Osama bin 
Laden. "We're not airing that 
episode first, if at all," said a 
CBS spokesman. The series is 
tentatively scheduled to debut 
on Sept. 27. 

With those imminent 

releases accounted for, 
entertainment executives now 
find themselves rethinking 
longer-range projects - and 
some are reassessing the 
industry's reliance on bombs- 
blazing action pics and 
programs altogether. 

"I just can't imagine that 
anyone who was near the 
World Trade Center on 
Tuesday is going to want to go 
into a movie theater and 
watch a building being 
destroyed," Spokesman said. 
"And by extension, all of us in 
front of our TV sets were near 
that building." 

For those who had been 
developing projects involving 
terrorism, last week's 
devastating real-life images of 
jets gorging skyscrapers and 

Manhattanites fleeing for their 
lives means "you officially 
have no career right now," 
said Jon Cohen, screenwriter 
of "Minority Report," a 2002 
futuristic cop thriller with Tom 
Cruise and being directed by 
Steven Spielberg. 

"I don't espouse 
censorship," said Cohen. But 
"if this terrible moment puts a 
chill on giving audiences the 
violent rush of fireballs and 
crashes, fine by me." 

A trailer for next 
summer's "Spider-Man," 
showing the superhero 
trapping a helicopter in a web 
spun between the World Trade 
Center towers, was withdrawn 
from theaters. The studio says 
the scene was never intended 
for the unknown. 





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Football team's main focus, TCU 

By Rondray Hill 


After a week off of play 
due to the attacks in New 
York, the Demon football 
team has its focus set in Ft. 
Worth, Texas. 

The Demons will face the 
TCU Horned Frogs Saturday, 
the first meeting ever 
between the two teams. 

"TCU is a much, much 
better football team at this 

stage of the year than Central 
Florida was last year," said 
head coach Steve Roberts. 
"But when we hit the field 
Saturday evening, our goal is 
to win the football game and 
if we don't we will be 

The Demons crept back 
into the Division I-AA Top 25 
after their win against 
Henderson State. That win 
coupled with another against 
in-state rival Southern was 

good enough to earn them a 
No. 24 ranking in the latest 

TCU led the nation in 
total defense last year and 
have are giving up 50 yards 
less this season. 

Roberts said his team will 
have to play "near perfect" in 
order to pull off the upset. 

"We have to be super 
sharp, near perfect, to have a 
chance to win this week," 
Roberts said. " TCU has an 

awesome defense, 
tremendous special teams 
and an explosive offense." 

Saturday's game kicks off 
a stretch of four consecutive 
road games, including the 
just arranged matchup 
between the Demons and 
Oklahoma State next 

The Demons will not 
return to home action until 
the Oct. 20 homecoming 
game against Nicholls State 

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takes the 
long road 
to NSU 

At one point, Demon 
volleyball coach James 
Onikeku never thought 
he 'd be a coach 

by Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

Coach "J.O.", the dynamic, 
energetic addition to the 
Northwestern volleyball program 
initially had no desire to coach 

After earning his master's 
degree in education, James 
Onikeku, fully intended to 
become a business man. 

Until a trip changed his mind. 

In 1988, Onikeku traveled to 
Antigua, West Indies and 
Dominica, playing nationally 
ranked soccer and volleyball teams. 

"The trip was amazing," J.O. 
said. "At the time, I was just 
coaching for fun. Then a friend 
suggested that I consider coaching 
full-time and I realized that was 
what I wanted to do." 

And twelve years later, 
Onikeku continues to enjoy his job. 

"I love what I do," J.o'. said. "I 
influence voung people and help 
develop raw talent. When players 
that have graduated call me years 

You know J.O.? 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon Volleyball head coach James Onikeku has spent the last three years trying 
to build the NSU Volleyball team into a success 

later to talk, it makes me feel really 


However, playing collegiate 
ball for a fierce competitor like 
Onikeku is not easy. 

"He's a tough coach and he 
expects a lot," Junior Christina 
Stone said. "He's made me a more 
disciplined player - his love for the 
game is contagious." 

An avid sports fanatic, Onikeku 
has another passion in life. 
"I've been brought up in a good, 
Christian environment and I know 
what is right and what's wrong," 
Onikeku said. 

The oldest son of missionaries 
who moved from Nigeria to 
America in 1985, declares that 
religion plays a vital role in his life. 

Although his family has now 
moved back to Nigeria and J.O. 
only sees them once every four 
years, he calls every Sunday. 

"Family is the most important 
thing in life - if I don't hear from 
my family, I get worried," J.O. said. 
"Family is always there." 

In the two short seasons that 

cont'd on page 8 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Christina Stone, one of J.O.'s players, 
says "he's a tough coach and he expects 
a lot. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

The Demon defense will try to replicate its 28-point outburst against 
Henderson State this Saturday at TCU 

Volleyball team wins 
conference opener 3-2 

Sophomore Aime 
Garcia had a match-high 17 
kills while newcomer 
Kristen Franke led all 
players with a .458 hitting 
percentage Tuesday night 
as visiting Northwestern 
State outlasted Louisiana- 
Monroe 3-2 in a Southland 
Conference volleyball 

Franke, a junior college 
transfer, had 12 kills and 
18 digs as the Demons (3-5 
overall, 1-0 in SLC play) 
prevailed 30-22, 26-30, 20- 
30, 30-23, 15-8 to drop the 
Lady Indians (0-7, 0-1). 

Junior Christina Stone 
had 14 kills and added 13 
digs and 3 aces. 
Sophomore setter Cathy 

Herring led NSU with 50 
assists and shared the 
match-high with Franke 
and teammate Jaime 
Moore, a sophomore 
transfer, by recording 18 

Britanee Ripoll led the 
Lady Indians with 16 kills 
while teammate Julie 
Tarnawa led her team with 
16 digs. The Demons hit 
.344 the last two games to 
rally while ULM hit only 
.045 in the same time frame 
to swing the match to 

The Demons stay on 
the road for SLC this 
weekend, visiting Nicholls 
on Friday and 

Southeastern on Saturday. 

Cross Country team 
runs preliminary at SFA 

Returning All- 
Southland Conference star 
Noah Murgor and Lady 
Demon sophomore Lacey 
Fletcher were the top 
finishers for Northwestern 
State Monday night at the 
Pre-Conference Invitational 
cross country meet at 
Stephen F. Austin. 

Running over the same 
course that will host the 
SLC Championships Oct. 
29, Fletcher was 10th in the 
2.2-mile women's race while 
Murgor ran eighth in the 
men's five-miler. 

SFA won the women's 
division with 44 points 
while Nicholls had 46 and 
Northwestern 79 as 
McNeese, the defending 
conference champion, failed 
to finish five runners and 
did not score. 

In the men's race, 
McNeese won with 32 
points, outdistancing SFA 

(62), Texas-San Antonio 
(81), Nicholls (90) and 
Northwestern (95). 

Murgor ran a 27:54 
clocking for eighth, just 
ahead of teammate Jonah 
Chelimo (11th, 28:13). 
NSU's Jorge Bustamante 
was 14th in 29:41 with Blake 
Hines next for the Demons 
in 23rd at 30:56. Freshman 
James Hawkins was the last 
scorer for the Demons, 24th 
in 31:16. 

In the women's race for 
the Lady Demons, Fletcher 
ran 10th for NSU in 20:57 
with Jill Schenk next at 
21:04, followed by Carrie 
Norton (16th, 21:36), 
Christy Stark (18th, 21:44) 
and Marci Ward (23rd, 
23:26) to cap the scoring for 
Northwestern. * 

Both NSU teams run 
again Saturday morning at 
the Louisiana-Lafayette 

Late goal stuns Soccer team 3-2 in OT 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

y Payne and the Demons had their 13-game home win streak 
P6d last night by the ULM Lady Indians in double OT 

By Rondray Hill 


With darkness all but 
covering the Demon soccer 
complex Wednesday night, 
ULM's Erin Sherry snuck in 
the game-winning goal with 
six seconds left in double- 
overtime, stunning the 
Demons 3-2. 

The heartbreaking loss 
was the first on the Demons 
homefield in 13 games, 
dropping them to 1-2 overall. 

"We tried to rush it. We 

should have just slowed it 
down and settled for the tie," 
said head coach Jimmy 
Mitchell. "It's one of those 
things. The exact opposite 
could have happened, and 
then we'd be celebrating." 

The goal came after 
Sherry drove to the net after 
the Lady Indians took the 
rebound from a lose ball. 
Sherry drilled the shot right 
past goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler, who racked up 17 
saves in the game. 

A mob of Sherry's ULM 

teammates rushed onto the 
field after seeing the ball go 
into the net. 

The two teams each 
scored two goals in the first 
half, while clamping down on 
defense in the second half. 

Bryndie Magg and 
Katherine Latiolais scored the 
two Demon goals while 
ULM's Cindy Barker scored 
on two unassisted goals. 

ULM goaltender Jessica 
Robinson stopped eight of 
NSU's 23 shots on goal. 

The Demons were playing 

their first conference game of 
the season as well as their 
home opener, which had been 
rained out two weeks before. 

"This is just one of those 
character tests," Mitchell said. 
"We've got to see how we'll 
respond to this. It'll be tough 
to regroup, but but we'll have 

The Demons are in the 
middle of a three-game 
homestand. Friday they face 
McNeese state at 5 p.m 
followed by Stephen F. Austin 
Sunday at 2 p.m. 

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J.O. Story 


J.O. has presided as head 
coach, the Lady Demons have 
posted school records for 
Southland Conference wins 
every year. 

Expectations for this 

"If we are part of the top 
six teams in conference, 
we've accomplished a lot," 
he says. 

Impressive talk, being as 
the volleyball team has ten 

new players, eight of them 

"We are young and 
inexperienced - this is a 
rebuilding stage," admits J.O. 

When asked what 
impression he wanted to 
leave with people after 
meeting them, Onikeku 
thoughtfully responded, "I 
want them to say that I was 
passionate about volleyball 
and that I tried to take it into 

the limelight here at NSU. I 

they say I'm friendly and 
always smiling, too." 

Apparently he's doing 
something right. 

"He's a real people 
person," stated Stone. 

"Everybody loves J.O. 
Not only is he your coach but 
your friend." 

Step On it 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Members of 
the NSU 
make sure 
the guys get 
their pushups 

Every time 
the Demon 
football team 
scores a 

have to do 

pushups. The 
scored 28 
points in less 
than two 
minutes in 
the game 
State, making 
for a lot of 
tired arms 



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class. You might get in trouble 
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NSU Student displays his love of 
jazz in an art collection 
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The Current S 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Thursday, September 27, 2001 




Office leaves 
Roy Hall 

Staff Reports 

The registrar's office will 
be closed today through 
Monday for remodeling. 
They will be housed in East 
wing of Prather Coliseum. 

Students may still drop 
classes, get artificial 
transcripts and enrollment 
verification/'Lillie Bell, 
registrar said. Official 
transcripts, however, will not 
be available. 

The registrar's will be 
back in their offices Monday, 
but will be resetting up the 
computer systems and will 
not be open, said Bell. 

If you have any questions 
please call 357-6171 (dial for 
assistance) or 1-800-426-3754. 

appoints five 
new senators 

Staff Reports 

SGA President Rusty 
Broussard appointed five 
new senators to the SGA. 

Zack Pulliam, Cade 
Strong, Jeremy Malmay, 
Torrey Washington, and 
Mindy McConnell were 
approved by general consent. 
Justin Owens was appointed 
Vice Chairman of the Election 

The SGA approved the 
proposal that $200 be put 
aside for the printing of 
twenty additional 
constitutions for SGA 

SGA election 

Staff Reports 

The freshman senators 
are: Samantha Foley, Linzie 
Ledford, and Natalie Prewitt. 
| n e sophomore senators are: 
Jenifer Fox, Elizabeth 
^ u ghes, and Laura Smith. 
ne male homecoming court 
me m b ers are: Will Hooper, 
John Birch, Nathan Collier, 
Courville, Christopher 



| av 's, David Fredrick, Jared 

Michael Johnson, 
u stin Matthews, and 
vuincy Spencer. With a total 
° f 470 votes Will Hooper is 
su homecoming king. The 
male homecoming court 
embers are: Molly Beach, 
Jennifer Gray Dauenhauer, 
•7^ Dollar, Sarah Griffith, 


e Ver, 

ter Jackson, Michelle 


Tara Newman, 
fi Paul, Stacey 

^ompson, and Lindsey 
"ght. With a total of 409 
j-, es - Molley Beach is NSU 
^coming queen. 

TC-Useless: Demons shock Frogs 27-24 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon QB Craig Nail fires a pass to Nathan Black in the Demons' upset 
win over TCU 

Rondray Hill 


After the game ended, 
30,000 TCU fans stood in 
thier seats. 



They couldn't believe 
what they had just seen. 

They saw Ahmad Willis 
block a 32-yard field goal 
attempt in the second 
possession of overtime, 

sealing a 27-24 victory over 
thier Horned Frogs. 

Moments before, they 
saw Clint Sanford hit a 19- 
yard FG attempt to put the 
Demons in the lead. 

They also saw the 
Demons, a team with 23 
fewer scholarship players 
than the home team, roll up 
447 total yards against one of 
the best defenses in the 

"This is one of the biggest 

wins in school history," head 
coach Steve Roberts said. 

"I can't tell you how 
proud I am of this team and 
my guys. I can single anyone 
out because this was a team 

The game was the first 
meeting between the two 

TCU, who had won their 
last two games, had thier 11- 
game home winning streak 
snapped in the loss 

Story of Stool 

_ . . • u „ . , Photo by Garrett Guillotte 

Residents at Rapides Hall were denied dorm visitation rights this week by University officials. Human feces has been found in the showers of Rapides Hall on several 


Administrators quiet about removal of visitation rights 

By Garrett Guillotte and Kristen Dauzat 

Sauce Staff * 

Residents of the Rapides Hall dormitory have 
lost their visitation privileges after a wave of fecal 
attacks in the showers of Rapides Hall. 

With dorm staff, housing administrators, and 
many of Rapides' residents unwilling to speak on 
the incidents, few people were willing to provide 
The Current Sauce with information. One" Sauce 
reporter was told after identifying himself to 
Rapides front desk staff that he could not enter the 
dorm without student escort. 

In response, anonymous sources close to the 

activity have stepped forward to help dispel any 
rumors concerning the activity. 

The sources said the defecation in the showers, 
which has occurred at least six times this semester 
and has affected every wing on each floor, has 
happened repeatedly over the last several years. 
The sources also said the problem is likely the 
result of pranksters acting on a bet or dare and 
might potentially involve fraternity members. 

"The janitors should be commended to put up 
with this stuff," one of the sources said. "This (the 
phantom pooper) is a nasty adult at 18. What will 
he be like when he's 30?" 

Another anonymous source said the fecal 

pranksters should "get some Pampers." 

Residents of the dorm confirmed visitation to 
at least the afflicted parts of the dorm have been 
suspended since residential assistants and 
janitorial staff first discovered the fecal matter in 
the shower stalls three weeks ago. While a visit to 
the showers showed the stall to be clean - the smell 
of bleach is still strong in many of them - residents 
feared threats ranging from bacterial infection in 
the showers to rumors that campus janitorial staff 
will refuse to clean up any further incidents. 

Glen Tillman, a 
Rapides resident who COnt'd On page 2 
lives near one of the 

Man arrested, accused of stalking NSU students 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

Richard M. Lindsey, 2348 
Hwy. 6 Lot #11, was arrested 
last week for unauthorized 
entry of an inhabited 
dwelling, breaking and 
entering and aggravated 

Last Monday 20-year-old 
Lindsey entered the home of 
Brandon L. Dodson and Matt 
Bourque between the hours of 
3:00 and 5:00 a.m. Before 
entering Dodson' s bedroom, 
which is where he would 

eventually be discovered, 
Lindsey wandered aimlessly 
through the house. His first 
stop would be the kitchen, 
where he would vomit in the 
sink, next the bathroom where 
he would discard his drink. 

Around 5 a.m. Lindsey 
Prejean, girlfriend of Dodson, 
felt a hand on her leg. "It felt 
like fingertips were tapping 
on me - I thought that I was 
dreaming," said Prejean. 

However, when she 
looked over onto the floor and 
saw a pile of vomit, Prejean 
suspected some sort of animal. 

"I thought that it could 
possibly be a dog in the house 
that Matt had let in," said 

When Prejean heard a 
board fall under the bed, she 
insisted that Dodson check 
under the covers. 

"Who do you think it is, 
the boogey man?" were the 
final words from Dodson 
before kneeling down to the 
floor and coming face to face 
with Lindsey. 

"He was a little, scrawny 
guy - gross looking," said 
Dodson. "His eves were wide 

open- he didn't know where 
he was, I think he was on 

While April Troxclair 
called 911, Bourque retrieved a 
shotgun to keep Lindsey 
immobile while they waited 
for police. 

Jesse Taitano and Jason Haines 
were two of the arresting 

"He's already on 
probation for a first offense," 
said Taitano. "Doing this 
again is a violation of parole." 

Lindsey's first offense 
occurred in Cane Plaza where 

he would peek in windows of 
female's apartments while 

Courtney Michiels who 
called the police three 
separated times regarding 
Lindsey recalled, "He would 
stand below the stairwell, 
expose himself and jack off on 
my car." 

Because breaking and 
entering is a felony, Prejean 
plans to press charges. The 
maximum sentence stands at 
$1,000 fine or imprisonment 

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Visitation rights 

cont'd from page 1 

afflicted showers, feared that 
"it might happen again after 
we get it (visitation) back." 
Tillman said visitation for his 
hall on the south wing of the 
second floor might be 
reinstated as early as today. 

Director of Housing 
Woody Blair only tentatively 
confirmed Tillman's claims, 
saying visitation for the entire 
dorm was also scheduled to 
be restored today. 

"We're trying to get 
residents to cooperate and 
build a community," Blair 
said. "Sometimes that means 
turning in people that are 
harming the community." 

However, the Sauce's 
anonymous sources said 
residents of the south wing of 
the fourth floor, which was hit 
the worst, were not scheduled 
to regain visitation privileges 
until Oct. 23, and that if any 
further stool-related incidents 
take place all dorm residents 
could face $25 fines and a 
permanent loss of visitation 

When asked why 
visitation was revoked, Blair 
said no information was or 

"Students misbehave, hopefully it 



Woody Blair 
University housing official 

would ever be available from 
university officials 
concerning the events that 
caused the visitation 

When pressed for details, 
Blair said, "Students 
misbehave, hopefully it 
passes." He refused to 
comment further. 

Director of Student 
Services Frances Conine 
confirmed the fecal activity 
and said that while this is not 
the first time this sort of thing 
has occurred, it still shocked 

"What would his (the 
phantom pooper's) mother 
say if she knew her son did 
this?" Conine said, adding 
that "who knows" when or if 
the attacker will strike again. 

Students living in and out 
of Rapides often expressed 
confusion or disbelief when 


e pooper s 

informed of 

Rapides resident 
Freshman Codey Christensen 
said, "I want my visitation 
back, and whomever did this 
is a coward." 

"Nobody knows for sure 
but the main people, and the 
main people won't talk about 
it," Christensen said. 

Senior Rapides resident 
John Snow, II initially was 
fearful about speaking, but 
said, "I think once he is 
caught they should tell his 
parents and then beat 

Alpha Omicron 
Freshman Kylie Rafidi said if 
rumors about fraternity 
involvement were true, "it'd 
be disrespectful to their 
letters." Still, she believed the 
entire situation was 



Facts about Feces 

What, indeed, is poop? 
Few students know more 
about feces than the fact 
that it exits the body after a 
box or two of pizza or a 
few cups of ramen noodles. 
But do the acts of fecal 
terrorism in Rapides 
warrant any real terror? 

The Current Sauce has 
the poop scoop, courtesy of 
Scoop on Poop 
( http://www.heptune.eom/p 
oop.html) and the Gale 
Encyclopedia of Medicine: 

* Besides food products 
and a large amount of 
water, dead intestinal 
bacteria can make up a 
third of fecal matter. 

* Shigella. Salmonella, 
Campylobacter, and 
Yersinia cause the most 
common bacterial 
infections of the digestive 

* Bacteria that are normally 
found in the intestines 
include Pseudomonas and 
Escherichia coli (e. coli), 
which is toxic when 

Resolution passes, cell phone use restricted 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The Facility Senate passed 
a resolution further prohibiting 
cell phones in the classroom 
during their meeting last 

Proposed by Flemming 
Thomas, the resolution 
describes cell phones as "an 
unwelcomed intrusion into the 
academic endeavors of 
Northwestern State 
University." In his resolution 
Thomas, the assistant professor 
in the Library, determined that 
time and places should be 
designated where students are 
allowed to use cell phones on 

"I proposed the resolution 
to give the right to faculty and 
staff to designate where cell 
phones can be used," Thomas 
said. "Cell phones and beepers 
have really become intrusive to 
the point of distractions to 
other people." 

Also, he proposed that 
each academic department 
should delegate to its faculty 
"full and complete authority to 

Man arrested 

The Faculty Senate has proposed a 
phones in specific areas on campus. 

establish rules for the use of 
cell phones in classrooms, 
laboratories, seminars, filed 
exercises, including Watson 
Library, and the consequences 
of violating these rules." 

"Consequences will be left 
up entirely to the faculty 
member," Thomas said, "if 
they want to throw a student 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

bill that will restrict the use of cell 

out of class; they can do it. 
They have the right anyway." 

"I do find it distracting 
and students should turn them 
off in class," Sue Weaver, Dean 
of the University College, said. 
"I have not heard what the 
appropriate locations are, but 
anywhere in class is 

"I would not kick a 
student out of the classroom 
for the phone ringing, 
though," Weaver said. 

"I told my students at the 
beginning of the year that I 
leave my cell phone in my 
office, so they can leave theirs," 
Thomas Reynolds, English 
teacher, said, 

"Every once in a while 
someone will leave their phone 
on by accident, but I don't 
think they would be stupid 
enough to talk on it," Reynolds 

"It (cell phones) interrupt 
the learning process," Lasonna 
Frierson, sophomore, said. 
"The students can talk to 
someone after class." 

"I think it is a good idea," 
Jay Sharpen, graduate student, 
said. "A ringing cell phone is 
pretty annoying while sitting 
in class." 

Regulations regarding the 
use of cell phones shall be 
placed by all academic 
departments in noticeable 
places, and the rules shall be 
incorporated into the syllabi of 
various classes. 

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for not more than six years or 

Currently, Lindsey 
remains in the Natchitoches 
Parish Detention Center with 
bail set at $11,000. 

"I call every day to find 
out if he's out yet," said 

The court date is set for 

Oct. 29, 2001. 

"The police told us that it 
could take up to year from 
when he gets out of jail until 
he goes back," said Dodson. 
In any event, these roommates 
are not taking any chances. 

"We have sheets covering 
every window," Bourque said. 
"New locks on all the doors - 
we didn't think this could 
happen to us, we felt like our 
neighborhood was safe. Now 

we are more cautious." 

"I'm scared to death," 
confessed Prejean. "I jump at 
every little thing. I can't help 
but thinking about how when 
your little, you always look 
for the monster under your 
bed. .it's just unbelievable." 

"The scary thing to me is 
that he went to the kitchen 
first," said Dodson. "He could 
easily have grabbed a knife or 
some type of weapon and 

come into my bedroom and 
slit my throat - we could all 
be dead right now." 

To keep from becoming a 
victim, police urge students to 
lock and deadbolt all doors afe 
night and watch for 
suspicious strangers. 

Campus Connections 


The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art magazine, are 
ready and can be picked up for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 


Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 15 
at 5 p.m. in Russel Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels are 


NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in playing club 
soccer to their practices which are held behind Watson library at 5:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday. 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential members to its 
weekly meetings, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kvser 


Jeff Cropo will be hosting a TOPS retention seminar Monday at 4 
p.m. in Magale Hall. 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. 
at the center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise and 
worship service Wednesday. For any information call Amy Dowden 
at 352-2615 or email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across the 
street from Watson Library, every Wednesday night. The worship 
begins at 8:31 p.m. All students are welcome to attend. For more 
information call the BCM at 352-5464. 


Circle K International invites you its meetings every Tuesday night at 
8:30 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. For more information call 

Jessica at 357-5974. 


James Malinchak is speaking at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom 

today. Please come. 


The SAB's 2001 Fall Fest has been rescheduled for today from 2 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. in front of the Student Union. 


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is having its informational meeting October 
10 at noon in room 213 of Russell Hall. Anyone interested in attending 
the meeting is welcome. 


Blue Key is meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in the Cane River Room in the 
Student Union. Blue Key will be electing officers at the meeting. 


There will be an informational meeting in room 309F of Watson 
Library' at 2 p.m. on Monday about NSU trips to France and Italv this 
summer. The meeting will be hosted by Dr. Wolffe and Dr. Jensej 
Anyone who is interested in these trips should attend the meeting 


Any female interested in being a participant in the 2002 Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet pageant should go by room 214 of the Student Union to 
pick up a scholarship application. There will be an informational 
meeting Wednesday in the President's Room of the Student Union. 


The NSU Demons volleyball team will take on McNeese State Friday 
at 7 p.m. in Prather Coliseum. They will also face Lamar Saturday at 
home at 4 p.m. Admission is free and all students are encouraged to 

*To see your Campus Connections in next week's edition of The 
Current Sauce, drop off your information in the Campus 
Connection box in room 225 of Kyser Hall. 

Faculty forum gives University 
students better understanding of 
terrorist attacks 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

A forum on America's war 
on terrorism was held on 
Tuesday night for the students 
and faculty of NSU. 

Four professors from 
different disciplines were the 
guest speakers. Dr. Alexis 
Aichinger from the 
department of social sciences 
spoke from the view of civil 
rights and the constitution. Dr. 
Greg Granger, also from the 

department of social sciences, 
spoke from the view of 
international politics. Dr. 
Fraser Snowden from the 
Scholar's College, spoke from 
the viewpoint of religion and 
philosophy and John Foster 
from the department of 
language and communications 
spoke from the viewpoint of 
the armed forces. 

Each speaker gave a 10 
minute introductions, after 
which, questions from the 
audience were received. The 

questions ranged from the 
difference between the Bible 
and the Koran to whether or 
not the draft would be re- 

"The forum has helped me 
grasp what is going on after all 
of the terrorist attacks on the 
nation," Daniel Staid, a 
freshman forestry major, said. 

The forum was sponsored 
by the Student Government 
Association, and will be aired 
on NSU 22. 


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University housing officials discuss "designer dorms" 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

For twenty-first century 
college students, quality of 
life on campus takes 
precedence over the schools 

Housing officials across 
the nation hurry to renovate 
and remodel campus 
housing in order to better 
compete for students. 
Northwestern State 
University joins the rat race. 

"Here at NSU, we want 
the best total educational 
experience we can," Dan 
Seymour, vice-president of 

Student Affair, said. "While 
classes are important, 
college is more than just 
school. It's about the 
environment of the campus. 
We want dorms that 
students can live in 
comfortably and socialize." 

Currently, four focus 
groups are meeting now to 
brainstorm and discuss 
what students really desire 
in campus housing. There 
are twelve people in each 
group who differ in every 
way imaginable. 

"The composition of the 
groups is systematic to 
assure representation of 

"Here at NSU, we want the best 
total educational experience we 



Dan Seymour 
Vice-president of student affairs 

various student groups on males. There will be Greeks, 

campus," Seymour said. non-Greeks, African 

Because women Americans, Caucasian, 

outnumber men on campus, graduate students as well as 

the groups will comprise undergraduate students, 

seven females and five The only group not 

represented will be non- 
traditional students because 
they don't live on campus. 

The purpose of the focus 
groups is to collect 
information so that the 
certain faculty can develop 
a survey instrument which 
will be distributed 
throughout campus to be 
completed by students. This 
is how Northwestern will 
determine what students 
really want and from this 
data they will begin to 
design a long range housing 
plan to implement these 
wants. And not a moment 
too soon. 

Some dormitories on 
campus are in desperate 
need for renovation 
especially Caspari where 
one entire wing is shut 
down due to deterioration. 

"The conditions of our 
dorms are competitive with 
other schools," Seymour 
said. "Now, some systems 
in the dorms like the air 
conditioning might not be 
working but that can be 

All information required 
for the devising of the long 
range housing plan will be 
compiled by the end of the 
fall semester. 

Minutes 09-24-01 

I Call to Order- 7:00 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by 
Prewitt. The pledge was 
Tara Newman. 

Roll Call 


Leanna Anderson 
Beau Boudreaux 
Rusty Broussard 
Jorge Bustamante 
Buster Carlisle 
Chandra Clark 
Greg Comeaux 
Jessica Cramer 
Samantha Jo Foley 
Dustin Floyd 
Jennifer Fox 
Sarah Griffith 
Jeremy Henriques 
Liz Hughes 
Jennifer Jensen 
Sharmyn Little 
Jeremy Malmay 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Matthews 
Mindy McConnell 
Tara Newman 
Justin Owen 
Adam Pennell 
Patrick Peoples 
Zack Pulliam 

Laura Smith 

Cade Strong 

Frank Toro 
Natalie Torrey Washington 

lead by Timmy Watts 

Travis Williams 


Stacie Cosby 
Will Hooper (excused) 

Greg moved to approve last week's 
minutes. Justin Owen seconded. 

II. Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Frank Toro 
Budget Report to go out next week. 
Please approve Zack Pulliam to 
Fiscal Affairs. 

Vice President -Dustin 

Runoffs are this week please 
promote them. 

Patrick Peoples enters the meeting. 

President - Rusty Broussard 
Congrats to all new Senators. 
Received a fax from the 
Commissioner of Higher Education 
about drafting for the army. If any 
one is in the army, please come talk 
to Rusty Broussard for more info. 
Northwestern has become a fully 
accredited college. CASBA will be 
the 8th and 9th. Rusty Broussard, 

Jeremy Malmay, Cade Strong, Zack 
Pulliam, Liz Hughes, Sarah Griffith, 
and Jana Freeman will be attending. 
Please see Rusty after the meeting. I 
will be appointing Torrey 
Washington, Cade Strong, Jeremy 
Malmay, Zack, Pulliam, Mindy 
McConnell, and Jorge Bustamante. 
STAT meeting was last week. We 
increased the amount of money for 
Varnado's computer lab. Not 
enough money was appropriated 
for the wiring. Policy procedures 
for the technology equipment were 
approved. STAT grants are coming 
soon. Applications will be available 
October 1- October 31 from the NSU 
website. Facilities meeting will be 
at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. We have 
written new election rules that will 
be followed at the runoff election on 
Wednesday and Thursday. All 
Senators must sign up for one hour 
each day of the runoffs to work the 
polls. Forum will be held at 7:00 
tomorrow in the studio. Please plan 
on attending. Rusty will have a 
meeting with Dr. Webb on Friday. 
Rusty would like the senate to 
approve money for more 

III. Departmental Reports 
Academic Affairs- Jessica Cramer 

Still working on lecture series. 
Stacie Cosby is still working on the 
yoga and ballroom dancing classes. 
External Affairs- Greg Comeaux 
Meeting at 2:00 Wed. Radio show is 
Tues. from 9:00-12:00. 
Fiscal Affairs- Frank Toro 
Please approve Zack Pulliam to 
Fiscal. Justin-will be sending a 
letter to RSO for review. Greg- 
Friday is the last day to file for 
Organizational Grants. He would 
like to see Frank after the meeting. 
Scott-Flyers will be put up for club 
sports (Frisbee, Karate, & Bowling). 
Internal Affairs- Dustin Floyd 
Meeting will be Monday at 4:00. 
Draft of Election Rules will go out 

Student Affairs- Buster Carlisle 
Thursday at 4:30 there will be a 
meeting. The Forum tomorrow will 
count as an office hour. 
Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 
Recommends a committee be 
formed to review election rules. 
There should be by-laws for the 
election board. 
SAB Report- Will Hooper 
Will was not here tonight, so Rusty 
spoke in his place. Coffee House is 
tonight in The Alley at 8:00 p.m. 
Fall fest is Thursday from 2:00 -5:00. 

IV. Old Business 

Swore in senators: Samantha Jo 
Foley, Linzie Ledford, Natalie 
Prewitt, Jennifer Fox, Liz Hughes, 
Laura Smith, and Adam Pennell. 

V. New Business 

FA01-004 is in your folders this 
will be tabled for one week. Please 
read and be prepared to vote on it 
next week. 

Please approve the Presidential 
Appointments: Zack Pulliam, 
Jeremy Henriques, Cade Strong, 
Torrey Washington, Jorge 
Bustamante, and Mindy McConnell. 

Greg Comeaux moved to 
approve the new senators. 
Justin Owen seconded. 

Rusty Broussard administered 
the Oath of Office to new Senators. 

Frank Toro moves to approve 
Zack Pulliam back to Fiscal Affairs. 

Motion passes by general 

Rusty Broussard moved to 
open the floor for nominations for 
Vice-Chairman of the election 

Sarah Griffith nominates Justin 

Motion seconded. 

Jennifer Jensen nominates 
Jeremy Henriques. 

Motion seconded. 

Nominees leave the room. 
Voting is done by show of hands. 
Justin Owen wins 

Rusty Broussard recommends 
Stacie Cosby and Dustin Floyd to sit 
as the two voting members of ITAC. 

Motion passes by general 

Liz Hughes moved to approve 
the purchase of constitutions up to 

Sarah Griffith seconded. 

Motion passes 22-3-4 in a roll 
call vote. 

VI. Announcements 

Don't forget Forum tomorrow 
at 7:00. 

Please promote elections. 

Greg needs to see Frank Toro, 
Dustin Floyd, and Dustin 

Student Affairs please meet 
with Buster after the meeting. 

Blood drive is the 27th outside 
the ROTC meeting. 

Rusty read the new rules for 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 


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Contact the Opinions Department 

Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl 


Cell phone resolution will not work 

The faculty senate has 
approved a resolution that 
would allow faculty to 
prohibit all use of cell 
phones in classrooms. 

Do you remember 
when Saved by the Bell used 
to air and Zach Morris 
used to answer his cell 
phone in class? The other 
day, in class, I heard a 
ring. The whole class was 
distracted, because this 
person answered his cell 
phone instead of just 
turning off the ringer. 

When he answered the 
phone he said something 

Editor's Take 

like "Hey I'm in class right 
now, call me back later." 

Some people believe 
that cell phone usage has 
gotten out of control 
because of incidents like 


is respectful to keep cell 
phones off in a classroom 
and students should 
already be doing this. 
There are options such as 

silent and vibrate. 

Yet, teachers need to 
realize that students have 
personal lives and in 
emergencies, may need to 
be contacted. 

This ruling will 
actually cause more 
problems than solutions. I 
do not think it is necessary 
to have a set rule because 
students will never abide 
by it. 

-Kristen Dauzat 
Opinions Editor 

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Visitation story worth running, even if it was touchy subject 

By Rondray Hill 


Yep, I see 'urn coming. 

I'm talking about your 
angry letters and phone calls 
to me wondering why we 
would run a story about feces 
in the showers of Rapides. 

It's okay, I've gotten used 
to hearing your voices. 

I would just like to start 
out by saying this, 


Manag in g Editor 's Take 

No, we did not run the 
story for shock value. 

No, we did not run the 
story to take out any grudges 
on the administration. 

And, no, we are not 
doing this just to stir things 

The staff at the Current 
Sauce does a great job of 
deciding news value of all 
the stories we run. 

And this week, the news 
value on our front page story 

was too great to stick 
on page three. 

But we also need to 
show a visual of the 
type of person (or 
persons) stupid enough 
to do this. That's the 
reason the picture 
accompanies the story. 

The basic question 
we used in deciding 
this story's value was 
this; "Wouldn't you want 
know if someone 

Rondrav Hill 



was. ..well.. .doing 
their business in 
your shower?" 

My feeling on 
this story is this; 
what ever happened 
to mature college 
students? What kind 
of an idiot thinks 
this is funny, a way 
to get attention, or 
No, really. I'd like to 
know who likes to do 

moronic things like this. The 
conversation probably went 
like this. 

"Well, I'm sitting in my 
room. Of course, there'd be 
no girls here cause I'm a 
loser. So now I'm bored. 
What can I do? 

"I've got it. I'll go and 
leave a gift for the residents 
of my dorm. That'll show the 
girlies how cool I am! Yeah, 
I'm the man for this." 

For the person, or 

persons, who are involved in 
this low I.Q. exercise, the 
Current Sauce staff is offering 
you an interview. 

We'd like to provide a 
public service to the rest of 
the students on who not to 
hang around. Need to know 
how to get in touch with me? 
Here you go. 

NSU administrators: stop living in a bubble, release the truth 

By Kaleb Breux 

Managing Editor 

"Beating around the 
bush." It is a term that seems 
to be coined by the upper 
administration here at NSU. 

I recently realized this 
when one of my writers 
returned to the office with a 
sad look upon his face. He 
informed me of an NSU 
administrator who refused to 
comment about a certain 
situation that has and will 
affect many students on 


administrator: Woody 
Blair, a University 
housing official; the 
situation: the problem 
with feces being 
spread about in the 
Rapides Hall's 
community showers. 

In the well- 
written story located on the 
front page of this week's 
issue of The Current Sauce, 
Blair has been quoted saying, 
"Students misbehave, 

Kaleb Breaux 

Managing Editor 

hopefully it passes." 
The reporter then 
asked if there is any 
official information 
concerning why the 
visitation (in Rapides 
Hall) was 
The reporter, who 
we will call Garrett, 
said Blair shook his 
head "no." Garrett then 
asked, "Will there ever be 
any official information on 
the subject?" Garrett said 
that Blair dittoed his earlier 

response and the 
conversation ended abruptly 
after the last question. 
Kristen, the other reporter 
and Opinions editor, also 
told me that any official who 
may have information also 
refused to speak about the 
situation except for Frances 
Conine, director of student 

The situation was 
handled the way that most 
University administrators 
would have handled the 
issue. You see, the 

administration, on this well- 
established campus, tends to 
live in a "bubble" where 
nothing ever goes wrong. 

They use the "out of 
sight, out of mind" theory. 
They think things will just go 
away if they are not 
discussed. But Mr. Blair, 
some things do not just go 

I am not only providing 
this information for Mr. Blair, 
but also to all you 
administrators, head 
detectives at the University 

police station and some 
Student Government 
Association members who 
"beat around the bush" with 
students who just want to be 

I will finish by saying 
this. ..We, as the students at 
NSU, want and have the 
right to know about things 
that are and will be affecting 
us. I am pleading with you, 
as University administration, 
to keep us informed, even if 
it means giving up what you 
call, "valuable information." 

Exercise your First 
Amendment rights; vo 
your opinion 

in The Current Sauce, 

Send your opinions to The Current Sauce care of the Sauce 
opinions editor via email at 


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Managing Editor 

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Life Editor 

Elona Boggs 

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Kristen Dauzat 

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Billie Holiday 
sings the blues in 
1949. Leonard 
named this photo, 
"Billie with Angel." 
He said Holiday 
was one of the 
three great female 
jazz singers, 
those being 
Holiday, Sarah 
Vaughn and Ella 

In Perspective 

Images of Jazz comes to NSU 

Famous photographer Herman Leonard 
speaks about his work, experiences 

copyright Herman Leonard 

Sarah Vaughn sings 
at Birdland in 1949. 
Leonard said 
Vaughn was a 

"She was 
always making 
jokes and making 
everyone laugh. We 
went to a baseball 
game once and she 
haggled the 
umpire," he said. 
"With her, you were 
guaranteed a good 

copyright Herman Leonard 

copyright Herman Leonard 

Ella Fitzgerald sings in 1960. Leonard 
photographed her numerous times in 
New York City nightclubs throughout the 
'50s and '60s. 

Photo courtesy LPB 

Herman Leonard is 78 years old, 
and owns a studio in New Orleans. 
He spent years of his life 
photographing jazz greats. He also 
has worked for Playboy. 


copyright Herman Leonard 

Nat King Cole at his piano in 1949. 
Leonard said, "During the afternoon 
of our photo session, he filled my 
studio with beautiful music for over 
four hours ... an unforgettable day in 
my life." 

Students can see 
Leonard's collection 
throughout October in 
NSU's Orville J. 
Hanchey Gallery. The 
collection features 
pictures of Chet 
Baker, Louis 
Armstrong, James 
Moody, Anita O'Day, 
Dizzy Gillespie, Miles 
Davis, Tony Bennett, 
Wynton Marsalis and 

ato by Rachael Kidd/Current Sauce 

With photography, I was able to meet the kings, 
the queens and the paupers of the world. 99 

- Herman Leonard 

by Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

It's a hot night in July 1948 in 
New York City and it's even 
hotter on 52nd, Broadway and 

On these streets, sounds of 
jazz drift out of swinging 
nightclubs like fog. They coax all 
who hear them into their refuge, 
including a young man named 
Herman Leonard. 

In 1948, Leonard had just 
gotten out of the army and 
graduated from college. He had 
little money - just a 4 x 5 speed 
graphic camera a love for jazz and 

"I was 25 years old, and living 
in New York City. I went there to 
try to make it in photography," he 

Leonard wanted to go to those 
nightclubs, but couldn't afford 
tickets to go every night. He asked 
owners if he could take photos of 
the jazz musicians, in exchange for 
free admission. 

Seated on the front row of the 
audience, Leonard captured 
images of musicians like Duke 
Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie 
Holiday Sarah Vaughn and Louis 

"I went in there during 
rehearsals until they got to know 
me. After that, they allowed me to 
shoot during performances," he 

Mingling with jazz greats was 
scary for Leonard at first. 

"I was very aware of their 
importance. Just for me to be there 
was an honor," he said. 

Leonard eventually became 
friends with the musicians he 

"One of the closest friends I 
had was Dizzy Gillespie. He was a 
warm individual, and was a great 
humanitarian," he said. "He 
always helped others. He never 
got into drugs like so many other 
musicians did." 

In 1956, Leonard got a job 
photographing Marlon Brando. He 
traveled with Brando to the 
Orient, capturing images of the 
actor while he researched for the 
film Teahouse of the August Moon. 
After this, Leonard moved to Paris 
and worked for Barclay Records, 
and later became the European 
photographer for Playboy. 

"While I was in Europe, I 

missed out on the new musicians 
who entered the jazz scene in New 
York City," he said. "I never had a 
chance to photograph those new 

In 1980, Leonard moved to 
London. In the move, he found 
some old negatives of his jazz 
collection in a cardboard box 
under his bed. 

"I found those negatives in a 
moment of poverty," he said. "I'd 
been living on an island in the 
Mediterranean for eight years, and 
I ran out of money." 

Leonard organized an exhibit 
and brought his collection to 
galleries in London. Those 
galleries refused to show his work. 

"I was too old to enter 
photography again, and I had lost 
some connections," he said. "I 
finally found a little place on 
Portabello Road, and they agreed 
to do the show." 

The exhibit was named Images 
of Jazz, and more than 10,000 
people came to see it. 

"With great strokes of luck, we 
got a lot of publicity. I think it 
was successful because the 
pictures had never been seen by 
the public, " he said. 

Leonard's collection can be 
seen at universities and museums 
throughout the world. This month 
throughout October, it can be seen 
at the Northwestern State 
University's Orville J. Hanchey 

"The collection is a 
tremendous tool for learning 
about jazz," he said. 

The prints in the display 
include those of Ella Fitzgerald, 
Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, 
James Moody, Chet Baker, Miles 
Davis, Duke Ellington, Tony 
Bennett and others. Also included 
are quotes from musicians and 
critics about jazz and Leonard's 
photographic technique. 

Now 78 years old, Leonard 
lives in New Orleans, and 
operates his own studio. He 
photographs images of the city, 
and is working on a collection that 
captures what he calls "the spirit 
of New Orleans." 

He said photography keeps 
him young. 

"It allows me to penetrate 
other people's lives without 
getting too involved," he said. 
"With photography, I was able to 
meet the kings, the queens and the 

It's a grand old time for wearing red, white and blue 

'^Cartdace Murphy 

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i^8ht Ashbury - prove that even fashion isn't 

'ne to current events 

*^e put these red, white and blue wigs on 

display last Thursday," said Laura Amaral, a 
sales associate at Wig N' Out in Santa Clara, 
Calif. "We want to stand by our country and 
support it." 

Though during the late '60s wearing a flag 
was tantamount to showing disrespect, these 
days, in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, 
patriotism isn't just a way of collectively 
getting through a tough time, it's borderline 

That's a boon for all-American designers 
like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, who 
have long flown the color. And a bust for those 

designers who invested in camouflage fabrics 
this season. 

"Definitely everything red, white and blue 
is in," said Kathy Lamancusa, a trend analyst 
based in Canton, Ohio. "It's showing support 
and patriotism." 

The options are plentiful. At one California 
mall, Claire's, an accessory store, has red, white 
and blue glitter tattoos, belts and bangles. 
Gymboree has a pint-size red, white and blue 

Target stores are scheduled to have in stock 
T-shirts sporting flags, stars and stripes for 

adults and kids, priced at only $5 and $4. 

If you don't want to wear your patriotism - 
or if you are a student whose school dress code 
has banned the wearing of red or blue because 
of its association with gang colors - you can 
gear up to look at it instead. 

But there is a fine line between patriotism 
and tackiness. That was the case during 1991's 
Persian Gulf War, when some zealots bought T- 
shirts picturing Saddam Hussein in the cross 
hairs of a rifle scope surrounded by blood red 

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Campus Life 

NSU's Jones 
and Terrell 
win crowns 

Kimberly Jones was 
recently crowned Miss City of 
Lights. Jones, a senior liberal 
arts major at Northwestern 
State University, will 
represent the City of 
Natchitoches at the Miss 
Louisiana Pageant in June. 
Her platform issue is 

First runner-up to Miss 
City of Lights was 
Natchitoches resident and 
Northwestern freshman Laura 


symphony to 

A pops concert with the 
Symphony Orchestra will be 
on Oct. 4 in Prather Coliseum. 

Richard Rose will 
conduct the NNSO. The Jazz 
Orchestra will perform a 
number of popular big band 
dance tunes. 

The Jazz Orchestra will 
also take part in the annual 
Christmas Gala on Nov. 30 
along with the entire Mrs. 
H.D. Dear and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts at NSU. 

For more information, 
contact Galindo Rodriguez. 

Reporting the Afghanistan 
story is tough for TV women 

by Donna Petrozzello 

New York Daily News 


While reporting from 
of the Middle East 
is high can be 
TV's female 
correspondents face an 
especially hard time tackling 
the current story in 

In a culture where women 
are forced to cover themselves 
from head to toe in public and 
are stripped of many basic 
freedoms, female reporters 
are not allowed in some areas 
and have been prohibited 
from attending events. 

American TV journalists 
flocked to the Middle East 
following the Sept. 11 attacks 
on the World Trade Center 
and the Pentagon, and 
President Bush's vow to take 
aim at Afghanistan-based 
terrorist Osama Bin Laden. 

CBS News' Moscow 
reporter Elizabeth Palmer, 
who is based in northern 
Afghanistan in a non-Taliban- 
controlled area, said she 
couldn't attend a prayer 
ceremony and political 
meeting at a mosque this 

She also has had to wear 
long pants, long-sleeve shirts 
and a scarf that covers her 
forehead and chin in stifling, 
hot weather to conform with 
dress codes. 

"Women to a large extent are 
in a very underprivileged 
situation here," Palmer said 

Christiane Amanpour, 
CNN's chief international 

correspondent and veteran 
war reporter, arrived in 
Islamabad, Pakistan, last 
week, and has been denied 
access - along with other 
Western journalists - to areas 
of Afghanistan that are 
controlled by the Taliban 

MSNBC anchor and 
correspondent Ashleigh 
Banfield and Fox News 
Channel's Amy Kellogg are 
posted in Islamabad and 
ABC's Hilary Brown is in 
Quetta, Pakistan. 

The oppressive lifestyle 
and tense political situation 
have forced them all to adjust. 

Amanpour said her 
cameramen may need to 
shoot footage through rolled- 
up car windows or with 
cameras hidden in the folds of 
their clothing to avoid having 
equipment destroyed or 
confiscated by Taliban 

"It's difficult here as a TV 
reporter, but even more so as 
a woman," Amanpour said. 
"I've had to hide our cameras 
as much as possible and then 
move quickly away from the 
area you've just shot in so that 
you don't stay in one position 
for too long." 

Banfield, who spent a 
year in the Middle East in 
1991, dyed her blond hair 
black and cut it short before 
returning to the region this 

"I'm somewhat concerned 
being a woman in an Islamic 
republic filled with 
fundamentalists who hate 
Americans," Banfield said. 

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NSU Demons 27, TCU Horned Frogs 24 

Jumping for Joy 

Demon players and fans shared in the excitement over NSU's shocking 27-24 upset at TCU 

Demons keep A 
profile after ups 
win over Hornd 


By Rondray Hill 


Demon head coach Steve 
Roberts tried to talk about last 
Saturday's victory against 
TCU as little as possible 
yesterday afternoon. 

While speaking to the 
dozens of guests at the 
weekly Quarterback luncheon 
in the athletic fieldhouse, 
Roberts wanted to focus more 
on the preparations for this 
week's battle against the 
Oklahoma State Cowboys. 

The people he was 
speaking to, however, weren't 
as interested in it as he was. 

He fielded questions 
ranging from "how good of a 
dancer are you," to " what 
we're you guys feeling like 
when you knew the game was 

5 ' The average fan may 
think it's hard for Roberts and 
the Demons to focus on the 
Cowboys one week after one 
of the biggest wins in school 

Roberts suggested 

" It's not that tough for us 
to get up for the next game," 
Roberts said. "Those 
moments are great. We get to 
act crazy, dance and celebrate 

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said motivates him. 

"Everyone on the field 
thought that we were going to 
win that night. We had 
confidence in our abilities." 

It's a confidence that 
Demon Coach Steve Roberts 
said he sees on a daily basis. 

" Craig is the type of 
person who never changes," 
Roberts said. 

"He's the same person at 
practice as he is in a game. I 
think our team feeds off the 
leadership he shows, and his 
poise makes the team's 
confidence grow." 

Nail said that both he and 
the Demons never go into a 
game thinking they're out of 

He also said he loves to 
be an underdog. 

" It's a lot of fun being the 
underdog," Nail said. "It's a 
lot sweeter when everyone is 
counting you out. 

"This week, we'll go into 
this game the way we did the 
last one. It'll be a little 
tougher this week. I think we 
caught TCU off guard, but we 
won't catch Oklahoma State 
the same way." 

After that, Craig Nail had 
to go. He's got a lot to do this 
week, and not enough time. 

Plan on beating OSU. 

Go to sleep. 








The Pictures say it all: Top, Colby Doucet is hoisted in the air by a teammate. Bottom Left, Demon fans and players sing the fight song with the band. Bottom Center: The 
{| nal score of the historic game. Bottom right, Two teammates celebrate at midfield at the end of the game. -Photos by Gary Hardamon 

No rest for the "road warriors"; up next is Oklahoma 

The Northwestern State 

°°tball team had no problem 

^tting its overtime win over 

/-U in the rear view mirror. 

™ the Demons needed to do 

^as to get a look at this 

^ ee k's opponent, Oklahoma 

r The Big 12 Conference 
°wb y S nave a healthy 

^ are of respect for the 3-0 
7 y isio n I-AA Demons, too. 

^Ve had a really 
£j uuctive workout," said 
e ^on coach Steve Roberts 

*Uer i i 

^ r a two-hour late 
, Jri etri oon practice in full gear 
the AstroPlay surface at 

Turpin Stadium. "We did a lot 
of mental work and some 
physical work, and we got a 
lot accomplished. 

"Any time you have an 
emotional win, as a coach you 
worry about your team's 
mindset going into the next 
game," he said. "We had no 
trouble getting their focus 
right where it has to be. Our 
players understand the 
challenge facing us. 
Oklahoma State is big, 
physical and very talented." 

The Cowboys, 1-2, were 
21-7 losers at Texas A&M last 
week. They won their only 

home game, 30-23 over 
Louisiana Tech on Sept. 8. 

The Demon Purple 
Swarm defense faces a 
different sort of test this week 
as Oklahoma State will be 
using an array of offensive 
sets with talented 

quarterback Aso Pogi 
running the show. 

"They really throw a lot 
of different looks at you 
offensively trying to get you 
at a disadvantage," said 
Roberts. "They make you 
work extra hard mentally on 
every play, which is the kind 
of challenge a competitor 

the 3-0 
enjoy is 


One aspect 
Demons should 
playing on a surface just like 
the new one at Turpin 
Stadium. Oklahoma State 
installed AstroPlay turf last 
winter at Lewis Field. 

OSU head coach Les 
Miles said Monday his team 
"will have to do everything 
we can to win. 

"At times they moved the 
ball at will against TCU," he 
said. 'They're a good football 
team. We're going to be called 
on to respond. It's going to be 
a heck of a game." 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

The Demon defense has been unmerciful to opponents this season. Just 
ask TCU Quarterback Casey Printers, being sacked here 

Demon Volleyball falls on road, heads back home to face 

By Cooda Dobin 

Sauce Reporter 

The Demon volleyball 
team will face McNeese 
State (2-1) Friday in Prather 
Coliseum at 7 p.m. 

After the first two 
games of SLC were 
postponed the Demons (1-2) 
started against conference 
foes Louisiana-Monroe. 

The Demons edged 
ULM 3-2 going into 
conference play on the 
winning side. 

Sophomore Aime Garcia 
had a match-high 17 kills 
and junior college transfer 
Kristen Franke led all 

players with a .458 hitting 
percentage, recorded 12 
kills and added 18 digs. 

Sophomore setter Cathv 
Herring showed a led NSU 
with 50 assists. 

The next game, against 
Nicholls State (1-1) was a 
surprise for the Demons as 
they were defeated 3-2. 

The Demons did have 
moments of sparks as they 
were led by junior Christina 
Stone with 15 kills and 3 
service aces. 

When the Demons went 
to take on Southeastern 
State (3-0) their record 
showed their dominance as 
they blanked the Demons, 

3-0. This was the second 
consecutive game the 
Demons have lost in the 
conference, while 
Southeastern is on their 
best start since 1997, when 
joining the league. 

Tuesday the Demons 
traveled to Huntsville, 
Texas to take on Sam 
Houston State (1-2). 

Despite this being a 
close game, 3-2, the Demons 
would find themselves on 
the short end again for the 
third straight game. 

Sam Houston outhit 
NSU .157 to .144. Franke 
led the pack with a .333 
attack percentage and 

produced 10 kills and 10 


The Demons are now 
looking forward to facing 
McNeese at home. 

"We don't have to ride 
the bus for hours," says 
head coach James Onikeku. 

The Demons are looking 
for this to be the game that 
starts their route to 
tournament action. 
Without the bus ride for 
away games the Demons 
will now relax and play in 
front of the home fans. 

McNeese is bringing to 
the table two SLC players of 
the week in to led their 
dominate attack, senior 

middle blocker Kristin 
Richards and sophomore 
Tiffany Rose. 

Richards led McNeese 
in kills in two out of the last 
three matches while 
collecting 48 kills (4.4 kpg) 
and a career high 26 in a 
victory over 

Rose set a career high 
with seven blocks and 
added 27 digs to close her 

"This will be the game 
that changes the 

momentum of the season," 
said assistant coach Leigh 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Aime Garcia and the Demons are 
back at home this weekend 

Soccer wins at UL- Lafayette 5-2 

by Cooda Dobin 

Sauce Reporter 

The reigning Southland 
Conference champion 
Northwestern State (2-2-1) 
soccer team dominated non- 
conference Louisiana- 
Lafayette, 5-2 Tuesday night 
in Lafayette. 

The Demons are coming 
off a three-game home stint, 
losing to Louisiana-Monroe, 
tie with McNeese State, and a 
postponed game with Stephen 
F. Austin. 

Although this was not a 
conference game the Demons 
are taking every game and 
hoping to get better while 
working on things that could 
have been better in the 
previous games. 

"This game was very 
important to win for our 

confidence going in to face 
Southeastern," said Coach 
Jimmy Mitchell. 

Senior midfielders 
Shannon Tenney and Missy 
Payne went to work for the 
Demon. Tenney recorded two 
goals on assists from 
sophomore forward Hillarie 
Marshall in the opening half 
and later at the 63:49 mark 
from Brittany Hung. Payne 
connected with the net in the 
first minute of play off a 
Tenille Fogel assist. 

"They are the heart and 
soul of our team," said 
coach Mitchell. "As they play 
well, the team plays well." 

Also to score for the 
Demons were junior 
midfielder Fogel with the 
assistance of junior midfielder 
Kathryn Latiolais and 

Marshall with a pass from 

sophomore midfielder Jacquai 

"The rest of the team steps 
up as the seniors step up," 
explains Tenney. "When 
everyone steps up that is 
when we win games." 

ULL did react to the 
Demons scoring with scores of 
their own from Melissa Purvis 
and Jenny Brown who was 
assisted by Purvis. 

The Demons did lose the 
category of being outshot 
30-15, but that was not 
enough as they cruised back 
to Natchitoches in victory 

Senior goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler played 72-plus 
minutes for the Demons and 
recorded six saves. Freshman 
Nellie Latiolais had three 
saves in 17:35 of action. 

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The Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 




Email campaign 
to inform 
women of 
breast cancer 

Courtesy of the News 

The Community 
Wellness Project at 
Northwestern State 
University is planning to 
begin an e-mail campaign to 
inform women about breast 
cancer during October. 

The program will begin 
with a meeting on Thursday, 
Oct. 4 at noon in Room 338 of 
Bienvenu Hall. 

During October, which is 
Breast Cancer Awareness 
Month, faculty and staff at 
NSU will use an e-mail 
campaign to provide 
personalized messages about 
fwast cancer detection to 
friends and family. 

University hosts 
guest lecturer 

Courtesy of the News 

Dr. Abderazak Benyahia, 
secretary general of the 
Islamic Association of Greater 
Shreveport, will present a talk 
"The Real Truth About Islam" 
at Northwestern State 
University on Tuesday. The 
lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the 
Ora G. Williams Studio in 
room 142 of Kyser Hall. 

The presentation is 
sponsored by the Forum 
Council of the Louisiana 
Scholars' College. Admission 
■s free and open to the public. 
Benyahia's said he will 
a ttempt to correct many 
Misconceptions of Islam held 
S Americans as a result of 
*>e Sept. 11 terrorist acts, 
^ose acts have been linked 
*° followers of Islam. 

honors five 


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Five Northwestern State 
^mni will be honored for 
e,r dedication to the 
^ iv ersity and their 
^ nt ributions to their 
. ^rtiurjjj-jgs with induction 

> the NSU Hall of 
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B lne - D r . Allen R. "Buddy" 
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Patterson of Bossier 
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SGA passes bill to open teacher evaluations to public 

By Kaleb Breaux 

Managing Editor 

The Student Government 
Association passed a bill 
Monday that will make 
student evaluations of 
teachers public. 

The bill will be brought 
before the faculty senate. The 
faculty senate and the SGA 
will have to meet to discuss 
the issue. 

Jessica Cramer, an SGA 
senator at large, drew up the 

"The purpose of the 
resolution is to make the 
evaluations public so that 
students can see what 
professors they want to take 
for upcoming semesters," 
Cramer said. "It has to pass 

through the faculty senate 

Cramer said the meeting 
with the faculty senate is 
scheduled for Oct. 16. 
However, Frances Pearson, 
president of the faculty 
senate, said the SGA has not 
sent a copy of the bill to the 
faculty senate. 

"It (the bill) is only an 
SGA document at this time," 
Pearson said. "All we (the 
faculty senate) know is that 
someone mentioned that the 
SGA has a bill." 

The faculty senate 
requested a copy of the bill so 
that it could be read before the 
next senate meeting. The bill 
has not been placed on the 
faculty senate's agenda as of 


"With the current document, I am not 
comfortable with it." 

Joseph Colavito 

Language and Communications department head 
About implementation of evaluations on public record. 

The bill has provoked 
discussion among professors 
and students. Tenille Fogel, a 
junior physical education 
major, feels public access to 
evaluations is a good idea if 
used correctly. 

"It will make trying to get 
a professor who is enjoyable 
to be in class with easier," 
Fogel said. "However, that's 
not what the evaluations are 


Photo courtesy SGA 

Matt Courville, Mr. NSU 

Photo courtesy SGA 

Molly Beach, Ms. NSU 

Courville and Beach 
named Mr. and Miss NSU 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

Spend a little time with Matt Courville 
and Molly Beach and you'll feel like you're 
chatting with two good friends instead of 
Mr. and Miss NSU. 

Both are seniors and are surprised to 
receive such an honor. 

"I was really surprised, I am just 
honored to be nominated. Organizations 
that I am not even involved in nominated 
me," Courville said. "I've had people just 
walk up to me that I've never really talked 
to and say, T voted on you.'" 

Beach, who was also voted 
Homecoming Queen, said her reaction was 
of disbelief. 

"I never thought I would be 
Homecoming Queen or Miss NSU, and 
never would expected to be both in one 
year," she said. "I feel it is the biggest honor 
you can get for a student body to vote you 
Homecoming Queen and Miss NSU in back- 
to-back weeks." 

Beach is from Lafayette, La. She is a 
graduate of Comeaux High School and came 
to NSU to play softball. 

"I decided after a year, I didn't want to 
do it anymore. I just wanted to get involved 
with other activities on campus," she said. 

Beach did just that and has been 
involved with Tri-Sigma sorority, the 
Student Activities Board, Pan-Hellenic and 
Order of Omega. 

She thinks these activities have shaped 
her into the person she wants to be. 

"I've learned the most from activities. 

They have given me the best understanding 
of what I will be doing in the real world," 
she said. 

Beach wants to be an event planner after 
graduating in spring of 2002. She said 
whatever she does, she would remember her 
times at NSU. 

"I love Northwestern. Everyone here is 
so friendly," she said. "I also like the 
community. Everyone has made me feel real 
at home." 

Courville also feels at home at NSU. 

"I came to NSU because of the 
atmosphere, and I had gotten some 
scholarships," he said. "It fit, and I knew 
other people who came here who had good 
things to say about the school." 

Courville, a business major, came to 
NSU from Basile, La. He got involved in 
various activities as a freshman. He joined 
Kappa Sigma fraternity, was a Freshman 
Connector and eventually served on the 
Student Activities Board. 

He said being Mr. NSU is an honor but a 
duty as well. 

"You have to be definitely outgoing and 
easy to talk to," he said. "You have to make 
smart decisions and be an example for 

He said his family is most proud of his 

"My dad is real, -"real proud. He works 
off shore and I don't get to see him that 
much, but he's happy," he said. 

Courville wants to eventually practice 
marketing in Dallas or Baton Rouge. 

"I feel like I have the world in front of 
me," he said. 


University professors 
have mixed emotions about 
the bill. Joseph Colavito, head 
of the language and 
communications department, 
thinks the evaluations can be 
helpful but must be revised 
before they will be useful. 

"With the current 
document, I am not 
comfortable with it," Colavito 

said. "I have a problem with 
the narrative portion of the 
evaluation. There are changes 
that need to be made to the 
current document before they 
are publicly displayed." 

Colavito also offered a 
solution to the glitches within 
the bill. 

"If the decision to make 
the evaluations public was left 
up to the individual 
professors instead of a 
mandate, you would have a 
solution to the problem," 
Colavito said. 

Northwestern State is not 
the first university to have 
their teacher evaluations put 
on public files. Such bills have 
been implemented at 
University of Arizona and 
Tulane University. 

Watson Library security 
system blamed for disk 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Government 
Association passed a bill 
Monday that will require 
Watson Library to post 
warning signs in the entrance 
informing students of the risk 
to diskettes when passing 
through the anti-theft 
security system. 

Jeremy Henriques was 
the SGA member who 
proposed the bill. 

"It was just something I 
thought of because of two 
girls' disks being erased in 
the Watson lab," Henriques 
said. "They were crying and 
all upset. ..I wouldn't want 
that to happen to anybody." 

Fleming Thomas, the 
assistant professor in the 
library, classified the claims 
of diskettes being erased by 
the 3M security sensors as a 
"dog ate my homework" 

"These sensors are used 
to set off an alarm when 
books that have not been 
checked out pass the 
sensors," Thomas said. 

"We were guaranteed by 
3M these sensors would not 
erase any tapes or discs," 
Thomas said. 

This guarantee aside, 
Henriques nonetheless 
brought his concerns up with 
3M and diskette 

manufacturers Imation and 

"I contacted the sales 
representatives of all three 
companies and they 
validated that 
electromagnetic waves could 
conflict with some disk," 
Thomas said. 

"If students have a 
problem with their disk they 
can come and talk to us and 
we will work on it," Thomas 

"We immediately 
checked this claim with our 
own tests and at the moment 
we are in a bit of a quandary," 
Thomas said. "Our disc 
remained unchanged." 

The bill called for not 
only signs to be posted but 
also for the library "to 
provide a means of 
transporting diskettes ...from 
one side to the other in a safe 

Instead of signs and a 
special transportation for 
discs, Thomas "would rather 
have people from 3M make 
sure the frequency of the 
waves could be adjusted 

Photo by Kaleb Breaux 

The Watson Library anti-theft security system has been blamed for the corruption of diskettes. The 
accusation comes after University students complained to the SGA about the problem. 


Blood drive benefited injured University student 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The blood drive held for 
Ross Kaplan yielded 34 units 
of blood, and a total of $300 has 
been donated to the Ross 
Kaplan Love Fund at City 

"120 people showed up for 
the blood drive," Lt. Col. 
Chandler said, "due to the flux 
in donations for the World 
Trade Center and the Pentagon 
the Life Share Blood Center is 
maxed out on holding space 
for donations, so they could 
only take 34 units due to the 
limited shelf life." 

"People can still give for 

Kaplan at any blood drive in 
town or any blood center up 
until Dec. 27, as long as they 
say it is for Kaplan," Lt. Col. 
Chandler said. 

Each unit received will 
count as $12 toward Kaplan's 
existing bill for blood already 
given. This blood drive raised 
$440 toward his bill of $1,232. 

"If everyone would have 
been allowed to give the bill 
would have been taken care 
of," Lt. Col. Chandler said. 

Kaplan, who was released 
from the hospital on Sept. 16„ 
credits the safety devices in his 
car for saving his life in the 

"If the seat belt or airbag 

had not been in the car I would 
have been killed," Kaplan said. 

Kaplan and his family also 
wanted to express their 
gratitude toward all the 
support shown to them during 

this time. 

"We want to put a public 
thank you out to everyone who 
helped us by donating blood or 
money, prayed for us, or 
called." Kaplan said. 

Lack of hours cause 
students to lose TOPS 

By Windy S. La'Borde 

Sauce Reporter 

Many students have 
become ineligible for TOPS 
because they lack the 
necessary hours and grades. 

"They are not committing 
themselves to a minimum load 
of 24 hours in an academic 
year or 12 hours per semester," 
Jack Guinn, chief of the state's 
student financial aid office, 
said in The Baton Rouge 
Advocate online. 

10,502 students lost their 
scholarship last academic year 
because of this. 

Grades have also been a 
factor in students keeping 
their TOPS scholarships. 

Students must maintain a 
2.5 grade point average in a 

12-hour, full time, course load. 

"If they don't reinstate 
within a year after they were 
suspended, the likelihood is 
very high they will not," 
Guinn said. 

3,810 students lost the 
scholarship last year for this 
reason. They have two years to 

Legislation has attempted 
decisive actions such as 
making students repay 
previous tuition paid to them 
or turning tuition payments 
into a loan until such time that 
a student should requalify. 
Neither of these was adopted. 

The University is taking 
its own decisive action in 
educating students in various 
workshops on how to keep or 
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The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art magazine, are 
ready and can be picked up for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 


Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 15 
at 5 p.m. in Russel Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels are 


NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in playing club 
soccer to their practices which are held behind Watson library at 5:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday. 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential members to its weekly 
meetings, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kyser Hall. 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. 
at the center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise and 
worship service Wednesday. For any information call Amy Dowden at 
352-2615 or email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across the 
street from Watson Library, every Wednesday night. The worship 
begins at 8:31 p.m. All students are welcome to attend. For more 
information call the BCM at 352-5464. 


Circle K International invites you its meetings every Tuesday night at 
8:30 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. For more information call 
Jessica at 357-5974. 


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is having its informational meeting Wednesday 
at noon in room 213 of Russell Hall. Anyone interested in attending the 
meeting is welcome. 


Any female interested in being a participant in the 2002 Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet pageant should go by room 214 of the Student Union to 
pick up a scholarship application. There will be an informationai 
meeting Wednesday in the President's Room of the Student Union. 


The following companies will conduct on campus interviews for junior 
or senior business, marketing or management majors in October: 
Sherwin Williams - Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 305 of the 
Student Union. Interested students in an interview should come with a 
resume and transcript. 

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Contact the Opinions Department 

Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl 

Reader thinks SGA bill raises 
First Amendment concerns 

It has come to my 
attention that the Student 
Government Association is 
attempting to pass legislation 
that would widely expand its 
powers over the finances of 
organizations on campus. 

The bill states that on the 
grounds of "organizations in 
the past [having] misused, 
and /or [having] not 
performed the duties 
expected of them in a 
professional manner, " the 
SGA will be given the power 

to place a hold on an 
organization's budget that 
collects student assessed fees 
until further notice." 

Rumors have arisen that 
this bill has been written for 
the expressed purpose of 
attacking The Current Sauce. 

The very idea that any 
member of the student 
government would entertain 
the thought of limiting the 
power of the press and 
therefore stifling the voice of 
the student body which they 

themselves claim to represent 
is an insult not only to the 
liberties of the NSU student, 
but also to the American 
dream itself. 

The "misuse of funds" 
mentioned in the bill 
apparently pertains to the 
quality or content of the 
articles published by our 

Therefore, should this bill 
be passed, the SGA would 
have the power to freeze the 
paper's funds if they 

cont'd on page 6 


§ Episode 3 

by Jenna Hickman 

thi a ; 

Tiger print 
is so out 
this season! 




Reader questions news value of Rapides Hall story 

The news value of your 
fecal report, in my opinion 
was zero. Not only was the 
article itself unnecessary, but 
| so were the two opinion 
columns of Rondray Hill and 
Kaleb Breaux. 

Rondray was trying to 
defend an article that he 
apparently knew others 
would find amusing, but not 
news worthy. His argument 
over the worthiness being 
that people would like to 
know if someone was using 
their shower as a toilet. 

Well, yes I would. But I 

Editor's Take 

don't live in Rapides and 
neither do over half of the 
student body. 

The only people whose 
showers were affected, at the 
moment, are Rapides. 

Something tells me that 
they know this information 
without you, unless the 
University is truly holding 
back the "valuable 
information," as Kaleb puts it, 
of feces sightings in dorm 

The campus as a whole is 
more affected by the usage of 
cellular phones in the class 

rooms, page 2, than it is with 
feces in Rapides. 

As for Kaleb Breaux, 
what "valuable information" 
is being held back about why 
visiting privileges were 
temporarily revoked. 

I'm going to make a wild 
guess and say strategy, as is 
the threat of visiting 
privileges being permanently 
revoked and the $25 fine for 
all residents if the incidents 
do not stop. It makes 
everyone in Rapides police 

Now all of a sudden, Joe 

Editor declares war on excuses, and 
those who make excuses 

It's time for me to 
declare war on something 

Earlier in the year, it 
was stupid people. 

Today, it's 

So, today, I 
declare war on 

I finally know 
how teachers, 
parents, priests, 
and anyone who 
has ever tried to 
organize anything, 
feel. Excuses seem 
to come from everywhere. 

And people seem to 
We an endless supply of 

So my administration is 
100 percent committed to 
ridding the world of excuse 

I've simply grown tired 
°f them. I have heard 
enough of them. And it's 
t'irie that we, as college 
St udents, stop fooling 
°urselves into thinking that 
'hese excuses actually 

I know that everyone 
fading this column knows 
s °rneone who makes 

And if you don't know 

one, chances are you are 
that excuse maker. 

You know the type. This 
person walks into class 

with the same tired 
act. "I know I was 
supposed to be 
here at 11, but my 
alarm clock didn't 
go off." 

Or maybe it 
goes like this. "You 
know, I just don't 
have the time to 

Rondray Hill work on that 

Editor's Take assignment. Can 

you cover for me." 
Or how about this 
classic. "My teacher acts 
like they're they only class 
I've got." 

The excuse-makers are 
everywhere. And the sad 
part is they think the real 
world will be easier than 
how this college 

I'll give you the truth. 
Excuses don't bode well in 
the real world. 

Once you graduate, 
people are not going to 
have the time to hear you 
tell them "I don't have 
time." To me, there's 
nothing worse tan hearing a 
person tell me what they 
can not do. 

Which is why I have 
decided to take up this 

It's a fight I did not 
start, but it's one that I will 

Make no mistake, I will 
go after the excuse makers 
and those who harbor 
excuse makers. 

No one is safe. 

People who plan on 
doing something with their 
lives know that it makes no 
sense to come up wit lame 
excuses. Just do the work. 

Figure out a way to 
balance your life, school, 
job, whatever, and get it 

Don't work on some 
excuse that will not work. 

I've simply gotten fed 
up up with excuses, and it's 
time for them to stop. 

I'm asking the 
intelligent student body of 
NSU to make a decision— 
you're either with us, your 
with them. 

Rondray Hill is the editor 
of The Current Sauce. You 
can reach him at or at 

The Current S 

auce is 




Maintained by College Publishers, Inc. 

Shmoe who didn't want to get 
involved even though he saw 
something, or doesn't care 
enough to report it, becomes 
involved with what happens 
at his dorm. 

The students at Rapides are 
going to have to police 
themselves, because the only 
alternative is to install 
security cameras into the 
showers or hire security 
guards whose sole purpose is 
to watch the bathrooms, both 
of which is ridiculous. 

Of course I could be way 
off on all this. Everyone on 

campus may have been 
greatly affected by the fecal 
story and demand that the 
true hard hitting facts of this 
incident be released by the 

If that is the case I will 
take up the battle cry and 
march down the streets with 
my campus brothers and 
sisters "Give me feces or give 
me death." 

Oliver Kaine 

Sophomore, Social Science 


H&ar the Sound op plan£$ again....* 

Speeding cars upset reader 

Dear Editor: 

I would just like to ask 
if you could run an article 
about being kind to 

I know that it might not 
make a big enough 
difference but if one person 
begins giving pedestrians 
the right of way then it 
would be worth it. 

Cars speed by, almost 
running over you, not to 
mention when it has rained 
or is raining they drench 
you in water, and they 
really can get to there class 
on time if they stop to let 
one or two people cross. 

Wouldn't you want 
someone to stop for you? 

Leslie Ross 

Drivers speed, ignore pedestrians 

Kristen Dauzat 

Opinions Editor 

I would like to restate 
the idea that pedestrians 
have the right of way. 

It only takes a few 
seconds to slow down to let 
a few people pass over the 

Drivers have been 
zooming around campus, 
ignoring crossing students 
and then almost pancaking 

And also, let's try not to 
soak our fellow schoolmates. 

Rainy days are already 
hectic enough; being 
completely soaked will just 
add to the frustration. I'm 

tired of dodging cars that 
go over the speed limit. 

I fear that one day 
someone will be hit by one 
of these maniac cars. 

I am asking drivers to 
be more cautious and to 
allow pedestrians to cross 
over their crosswalk. And 
pedestrians, if you're not 
crossing over the crosswalk, 
the cars have every right to 
keep going and run you 

Have you had an 
experience where you have 
almost gotten run over? 

The Current Sauce wants 
to know. E-mail letters to: 

The Current Sauce Staff: 


Rondray Hill 

Managing Editor 

Kaleb Breaux 

Life Editor 

Elona Boggs 

Opinions Editor 

Kristen Dauzat 

Copy Editor 

Debra Treon 

Photo Editor 

Rachael Kidd 

Graphics Editor 

Takisha Gray 

Business Manager 

Braden Guy 

Advertising Representatives 

Chris Breaux 
Ashlee Freeman 

Distribution Manager 

Kristy McDaniel 


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^uceOpinions 10/4/01 page 3 

Sauce writer defends news value of Rapides Hall story 

Garrett Guillot te 

Sauce Reporter 

The news value of the 
fecal report, in my 
admittedly biased opinion 
as one of the story's writers, 
is more than Mr. Kaine 
believes. The 
newsworthiness of one of 
the campus' largest 
residence halls losing 
visitation privileges was 
more than important 
enough for the front page. 

Granted, it's not my 
decision as a writer to make. 
It wasn't my decision to run 
the photograph of the 
shower. The headline 
wasn't even mine - 

SGA bill 

from page 5 

published anything the SGA 
disagreed with. 

As a result, The Current 
Sauce would most likely be 
less inclined to publish 
stories or editorials that 
portrayed the SGA in a 
negative light. This is known 
as government censorship of 
the press and is strictly 
prohibited by the American 
Constitution. It does not 
matter whether or not the 
SGA actively exorcised an 
interest in what was 
published in our paper. Just 
so long as the threat of 
retribution still exists, the 
freedom and credibility of 
our press will be 

Some claim that this bill 
is meant to improve the 
quality of our paper. They 
say that the caliber of the 
articles published does not 
merit the use of student 
money. By taking the money 
away, they claim the paper 

Rondray, appointed by your 
government, handled all 
those responsibilities. 

But I defend the value of 
this story because it was 
about senseless acts known 
to occur every year by a few 
individuals that could affect 
the life of every resident in 
every dorm, and what has 
or hasn't been done to stop 
these acts. 

If that's not important 
enough for the front page of 
a campus newspaper, I don't 
know what is. 

Losing visitation doesn't 
just affect Rapides Hall. 
Everyone with friends, 
family, and lovers living in 

Rapides lost the privilege of 
visiting them. And 
members of lower 
administration - students 
and faculty working as Area 
Coordinators and 
Residential Assistants, 
Director of Housing Woody 
Blair, and other people 
whose salaries we students 
pay with our money - 
refused to comment about 
it, giving way to false 
rumors that spread across 
and out of the campus. 

Rondray believed 
people needed truthful, 
honest information to 
prevent these rumors from 
being assumed as truth 
outside of NSU. 

will somehow become better. 
Not only does this method 
seem ridiculous, it is also 

The SGA already has a 
means they can use to ensure 
the quality of The Current 

Every year, the SGA 
appoints the editor in chief of 
our paper. Furthermore, if 
they feel the editor is not 
doing their job, they can be 
replaced. This method 
ensures that the press will 
remain an independent entity 
while still allowing the SGA 
to keep funds from being 

This is much like the 
individual student's voice in 
the SGA. In this way we 
allow them to be independent 
enough to do their jobs while 
still maintaining a means to 
reign in their power if it is 
misused. This is how 
democratic republics are run. 

If the proposed bill is 
passed, the independence 
enjoyed by the press will be 

lost. The paper would 
become directly answerable 
to the senate and would 
therefore become just another 
extension of the SGA's power 

Should the SGA exert 
control over the press, they 
would have betrayed this 
system and could no longer 
claim to be based on the 
ideals of our nations 

In conclusion, I move that 
this bill should be amended 
so that its power could not be 
used against the media. Not 
to do so would be ridiculous, 
redundant, and an insult to 
all that is American. I'm 
certain that the senate would 
agree with the points I have 
made and, barring the 
influence of any personal 
grudges or agendas against 
the paper, they should have 
no qualms in granting my 

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feces in shower stalls is far 
too tempting for the media 
to sensationalize. Nobody 
wants to be attached to such 
a problem, especially if they 
fear they won't be attached 
to the problem's solution. 

The story on Rapides 
was more important than 
the cell phone story because 
cell phones are, by most 
teachers' standards, banned 
from use in class. It wasn't 
so much news as it was the 

institutionalization of 
common sense among the 
faculty -- adding teeth to 
basic tenants of classroom 
order. More students may 
have been affected by the 
cell phone story, but 
Rondray decided that there 
was a larger impact on the 
campus by the visitation 
story, its background and 

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responsibility for that 
mistake but also recognize 

that refusing to speak 
usually looks worse than 
anything anyone could have 

Reporters and editors 
for the Sauce are paid with 
your money as well, even if 
I personally write without 
pay, and we as readers - yes, 
myself included - expect the 
best quality newspaper in 
return. But demanding the 
truth is a journalist's daily 
job, and it wouldn't hurt to 
have some of the public 
demanding the truth as 
well. Maybe they'll hit the 
streets with their campus 
brothers and sisters and say, 
"Give me the truth, or give 
me my money back." 

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In Perspective 

Student is called to duty 

Student leaves school to serve in 
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Photo courtesy KRT Campus 

The country is seeing a renewed sense of patriotism after the Sept. 11 
attacks. The movement is being called "The New Patriotism." To many, 
the Y generation's feelings of national pride comes as a surprise. 

"It's not a safe job, but I knew 
what I was getting into when I 
signed those papers. " 

- Cassie Reeves 

by Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Cassie Reeves' freshman year didn't 
start like she planned. 

Reeves was in school at NSU for less 
than a month when she got the call that 
changed her life. On September 16, five 
days after the attacks on the World Trade 
Center and the Pentagon, she was called 
to active duty in the United States Coast 

"I was expecting it," Reeves said. 
"When it happened, the first thing I did 
was turn on my phone so I could hear it." 

Reeves received the call Sunday at 11 
a.m., and had 20 hours to report in by 7 
a.m. on Monday. After the call, Reeves 
resigned from school and reported to the 
Marine Safety Office in New Orleans. 

When Reeves' friends heard of her 
call to duty, she said they thought she was 

"They couldn't believe I got called 
out," she said. "But they felt better when 
I told them it was here (in New Orleans)." 

Jessica Cormier, Reeves' Resident 
Advisor in Sabine dormitory, was 
shocked when Reeves told her the news. 

"She told me she was going home for 
the weekend, then she called that 
Monday and said she was staying," 
Cormier said. "We're going to miss her." 

For Reeves, being stationed in New 
Orleans is a relief. She is close to her home 
in Metarie, La., and is able to see her 
family often. 

"I didn't know if I was going to say 
here or if they were going say go to 
Timbuktu," Reeves said. "Right now I'm 
just trying to get my job done." 

She said she hopes that further 
military deployments will not be needed. 

"I want the situation to stay where it 
is. I don't want it to go further," she said. 

Reeves isn't sure if she will stay in 
New Orleans permanently. For now, she 
is working 12-hour days in Airport 
Security, but could not provide further 
information about her duties. 

Reeves tries to rest and spend time 
with her family and friends in her spare 
time. She said her family is worried about 
her future, but are proud of her 
commitment to her country. 

"I'm not going say they're happy 
about it... you don't know how you're 
going feel until it happens to you," she 

She joined the Coast Guard about a 
year ago. She wanted to get military 
experience to aid in a career in law 
enforcement in the future. She signed up 
with the Coast Guard for six years and 
holds the rank of a petty officer third 

Reeves wants to return to school as 
soon as possible, but fears being called to 
active duty will hinder that. 

"It's not a safe job, but I knew what I 
was getting into when I signed those 
papers," she said. "I didn't think 
anything like this would happen in my 
six years." 

Final NSU production of Major Barbara today 

by Britton Faucon 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Theatre Department will 
end its production of Major Barbara today. 

The play, written by George Bernard 
Shaw, presents the struggle between good 
snd evil. It demonstrates that poverty 
distracts man from doing good in the 
World, concluding that the only way to 
achieve a "good life" is to apply a 
combination of spiritual, intellectual and 
Material power. 

Jack Wann, the play's director, said 
foat such powers could be held by 

"There is power to be had in the 
w orld. Why shouldn't the good people 
av ail to this power?" he asked. 

In each of Major Barbara's characters, a 
different viewpoint of these powers is 
ex pressed. The play never reveals the 

identity of character when discussing 
those views, however. 

Mike Batusic, who plays the character 
of Charles Lomax, said every character 
has a reason for their viewpoint. 

"Charlie portrays the viewpoint of the 
common person. He helps us realize that 
we just can't go around cutting people 
because of their opinion," Batusic said. 

The cast of Major Barbara feels the 
play's message is a timely one. They think 
it can be applied to the events of Sept. 11. 

"Theater is relevant. Good theater 
will stand the test of relevance," Wann 

Freshman Hunter Jenks thought the 
play reflected the realities of society. 

"It shows students that despite what 
society says is the norm, you are who you 
need to be. Follow the viewpoint that you 
believe promotes the most good," he said. 

Photo by Racheal Kidd Current Sauce 

The NSU Theatre Department will perform its final production of Major Barbara today. 
The play is about the struggle of powers and the difference of opinions. 

That go-go decade of the '90s is back once again 

h y Steph en Lynch 

he Orange County Register 

They were the bygone days of, oh, two years ago. 

Member when? Vaguely, I'm sure. But if you 
^centrate, you may conjure images of that olden 
decade: the '90s. 

Between Kurt Cobain on the cover of Spin 
^ a § a 2ine and v 90s weekends on local radio stations, 

e days of grunge and the Gap are enjoying a 
J^back. And Britney Spears performed on last 
g ^th's MTV Video Music Awards. You remember 

^ey, don't you? Sure you do. 

, lust enough time has passed since Bill Clinton 
^ember him?) left office, and those oh-so '00 
^ds like Linkin Park and Staind swept away '90s 
rtls ts like, let's see, the Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill 

and the Foo Fighters. Even Puff Daddy was upstaged 
by some guy named P. Diddy. 

It's time to look back and give that decade a 
handy label, a fashion look and a 10-disc 
retrospective. Break out the flannel, put "Nevermind" 
on the stereo, think about what the definition of "is" 
is, and go retro. 


Who did kill Laura Palmer? We think it was the 
dwarf. But since "Twin Peaks" is now out on 
videotape, you can see for yourself. Weren't the "90s 
great for TV? Back when "Friends" was funny, "ER" 
was interesting, "The X-Files" was scary and "The 
Simpsons" was still the best show on the air. When 
Christina Applegate was a sexpot, and the only 
reality series was "The Real World." 

Cable television got really good then, too. We got 

food channels and cartoon channels and comedy 
channels. And did you download "The Spirit of 
Christmas" off the Internet before you saw "South 


- "Unbelievable" - EMF 

- "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" - US3 

- "Cannonball" - The Breeders 

CIRCA 1992 

Step one: Don't cut your hair for, like, a year. Step 
two: Grow a goatee, or a soul patch, unless you're a 
girl. Step three: Doc Marten boots. Step four: flannel. 
Step five: jeans with holes (pre-holed loses style 
points, but in a pinch, they'll do). Step six: T-shirt, 
preferably Nine Inch Nails concert tour or unsigned 
Seattle band. Voila! You're grunge. 

Center open to 

by Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

The Department of 
Language and 
Communication now has a 
Foreign Language Resource 

The Center, which was 
set up with a grant from the 
Louisiana Board of Regents 
Support Fund, is equipped 
with very modern audio 
and viewing systems as well 
as computers and is stocked 
with audio and video tapes, 
computer programs, books 
and magazines in Spanish, 
German and French. 

The center, used for 
classes and individual 
work, offers free tutoring to 
students and serves as a 
meeting point between both 
native speakers and 
students. There are now 
four tutors in the three 
languages offered. The 
center is located at 313 
Kyser Hall and is open from 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday. 

According to Comfort 
Pratt-Panford, professor of 
Spanish and director of the 
center, this is only the 
beginning of the project. 
There are fifteen student 
workstations with 
recorders, a workstation for 
the disabled, an instructor's 
workstation equipped with 
a computer and a printer, 
four student computers, a 
VCR, a television set, and 
two tape copiers. 

By the end of the 
project, Pratt-Panford hopes 
there will be 26 
workstations equipped with 
recorders and computers. 
There will also be an 
instructor's workstation 
equipped with a computer, 
a printer, a central control 
panel for the recorders, a 
scanner and a larger 
selection of software. 

Benyahia to 
speak about 

Abderazak Benyahia, 
Secretary General of the 
Islamic Association of 
Greater Shreveport, will 
present a talk entitled "The 
Real Truth About Islam" on 
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the 
television studio on the first 
floor of Kyser Hall. 

Sponsored by the Forum 
Council of the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, Benyahia' s 
presentation will attempt to 
correct many misconceptions 
of Islam held by Americans 
as a result of the terrorist acts 
of Sept. 11 that have been 
linked to Islam. 

Benyahia is a former 
Algerian diplomat and has 
traveled overseas as a 
lecturer and negotiator. He 
was the imam at Mosque 
Noor in Shreveport until 

Following Benyahia's 
presentation, there will be a 
question and answer session. 
For more information, 
contact Fraser Snowden at 

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Murgor, Chelimo finish 1-2, Lady Demons second at NSU Invitational 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce reporter 

Noah Murgor and Jonah 
Chelimo dominated the men's 
8,000 meter race last Monday, 
finishing 1-2 in the NSU 

For the Lady Demon's top 
finisher Lacey Fletcher and 
teammate Christy Stark scored 
second place in team 
standings, helping them to a 
second place overall team 

Former freshman of the 
Year, Murgor, finished in 26:30 
with Chelimo five seconds 

behind. Together, they rallied 
the Demon's on to a third place 
finish, behind Louisiana- 
Lafayette and Louisiana- 

Fourth place was Lamar 
University, trailed by Southern, 
Grambling and East Texas 

Louisiana-Monroe females 
stole the show, taking four first 
places and scoring a near- 
perfect twenty points. Next in 
line was Northwestern who 
posted eight-four points, who 
squeaked by Louisiana-Tech 
with eighty-five. Lamar, 
Southern, Grambling, East 

Texas Baptist and Louisiana 
College brought up the rear. 

Composed primarily of 
freshmen and sophomores, the 
Northwestern team suffered 
some injuries. 

"Our men and women 
competed hard," said Leon 
Johnson, Head coach of track 
team. "But we were not at full 

Freshmen Linzie Led ford 
has not been able to compete 
for the last three meets and Jeri 
Harris illness has hindered his 
performance. "Once we get 
our team back healthy, it will 
add to our team finishes," 

predicted Johnson. 

The Texas A&M 
Invitational is October 13 in 
College Station. "It's really big, 
most of the conference will be 
there," said Johnson. 

Currently, there is no set 
rating system for the 
conference for lack of meets 
and they go by performances- 
this next meet will allow teams 
to better understand their 

"We're getting there - we 
become more prepared with 
each meet. By the time Texas 
A&M meet gets here, we'll be 
ready," said Johnson. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Noah Murgor and Jonah Chelimo would lead the pack the entire way at 
Monday's NSU Invitational. Murgor and Chelimo finished 1-2 in the race and 
the Demo team finished third. 

Soccer beats 
SFA; on to face 
Southwest Texas 

Conference Call 

By Cooda Dobin 

Stuce reporter 

The Demons 
faced rival Stephen 
F. Austin University 
and came away with 
their second 
win, 4-0. 

With the win, 
NSU head coach 
Jimmy Mitchell 
received his 101st 
career win. 

"*f~was fortunate 
to have good players 
play for me, said 
Mitchell. "But I do 
also remember the 
76 loses maybe more 
than the wins." "It 
also means you have 
been coaching for 
awhile to have won 
that many." 

NSU played 
without ALL-SLC 
sophomore Jacquai 
Lawrence, who 
suffered a sprained 

But senior ALL- 
pLC goalkeeper 
tiffany Swingler 
Pepped up and 
'ecorded her second 
c °nsecutive shutout, 
~"th in her college 
career on six saves. 

The scoring 
Ca me from 
"°Phomore forward 
Hi 'laire Marshall, 
goring twice in the 
,rs t 20 minutes, 
i^rshall lifted her 
pti-leading goals 
°' a l to five, already 

halfway to her 
freshman-year total 
of 10. 

forward Erin 
Haymon and 
sophomore forward 
Jennifer Robbins 
each scored also to 
record their first 
collegiate goal to 
cushion the lead. 

NSU is now .500 
for the first time this 
season in the SLC. 
The Demons are 4-3- 
1 overall and 2-2-1 
in conference action. 

NSU head coach 
Jimmy Mitchell 
received his 101st 
career win. 

Before then, the 
Demons defeated 
Nicholls State 
University 1-0. 

goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler clinched 
her 19th career 
shutout, adding to 
her school record in 
which she also 
added four saves. 

The goal was 
netted by 
sophomore forward 
Hillarie Marshall 
assisted by freshmen 
forward Danielle 
Thomas in the first 
half at the 23:28 

The Next stop 
for the Demons will 
be to travel to play 
at Southwest Texas 
University on 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon tailback Troy Sumrall is seen here dragging about three Oklahoma State players during 
last week's game. The Demons will need this same output Saturday as conference play begins. 

Game Time 

Demons kick off conference play at Sam Houston Saturday 

By Rondray Hill 


The Demon football team will take its 
3-1 record into the part of the season that 
counts the most. 

Conference time. 

The Demons kick off their conference 
season with a formidable test, No. 25 Sam 
Houston State. 

"Sam Houston is a lot like us," said 
Head Coach Steve Roberts. " Their 
receivers match up well with our defense. 
I don't think they've played the same 
caliber of competition we have, but there 
won't be a drop-off in the level of talent. 

The Demons will try to both buck 
history and continue it. The Demons are 
11-3 in Southland Conference opening 
games since joining the conference. 

That's good. 

But the Demons have also lost the last 
two games against the Bearkats, including 
a loss last year at home. 

That's bad. 

The Demons will have to figure out a 
way to stop a Bearkat team that blocked 
four kicks in last week's 68-13 win over 

Mississippi Valley State. 

"We do some things in our special 
teams and punt snapping than hopefully 
will keep us fine," Roberts said. 

"If we get good snaps on punts, then 
we'll be fine. 

The "road warrior" Demon team are 
in the 

middle of a 
road trip.The 
Demons are 
7-4 at 


"We are 
a very 
team on the 

Roberts said. 

already got a 
couple of big 
road wins at 

Southern Photo by Gary Hardamon 

and at TCU." 

Jeremy Lofton cuts to the 
outside in last week's game 

Volleyball team 
continues struggles; 
goes on the road this 

By Cooda Dobin 

Sauce Reporter 

State volleyball 
team faced the 
University of 
on Monday night 
and were defeated 
, 3-0, for the fourth 
conference game. 

setter Cathy 
Herring led NSU 
in assists 25 assists 
and senior Amy 
Martens added 11 
digs in the loss. 

doing their best to 
get me the ball and 
to put my balls 
away," said 
Herring. "We got 
the physical part 
going but mentally 
we have to step it 
up more and the 
winning will 

UTA (5-9 
overall, 1-4 SLC) 
led the match 30- 
21, 30-21 and 30-25 
behind the play of 
Olaya Pazo with 
14 kills. 

The Demons 
also found 
themselves in a 
bind again losing a 
hard fought game 
to conference- 

leader Lamar 
University, 3-0. 

NSU (3-10 
overall, 1-5) SLC) 
continues to be led 
by junior Christina 
Stone. Stone 
recorded a team- 
high nine kills and 
11 digs. 
Sophomore Aime 
Garcia and 
freshmen Keri 
Cottle had six kills 
each to help the 
Demons but it 
wasn't enough to 
defeat the 
Cardinals (12-2 
overall, 6-0 SLC). 

"Our girls are 
working hard," 
said head coach 
James Onikeku. 
"Its not our effort, 
it's mainly our 
inexperience that's 
what is now 

"We will take 
the same 
approach, but we 
will try and put 
the total package 
together," said 

The Demons 
will travel to face 
Southwest Texas 
on Friday night 
and move to 
Texas-San Antonio 

Despite loss to OK State, Demons move up in l-AA polls 

, After a hard-fought 
q, eat Saturday night at 
^'ahoma State, the 
9 ^'Western State Demons 
. a Hy moved up a spot in 
|l o e of the Division I-AA 

C? 11 Top 25 polls 

aa y - and in one rating, 
Vo ^ >em ° ns moved into the 

' 1 s Pot nationally. 
n( j n r he Sagarin ratings 

'ootk f ° r Divis i° n 1 college 
J, balL NSU moved ahead 
^ e ° r gia Southern as the 
t e JJ tr y' s top-ranked I-AA 
V " 0vei "all among the 242 
i n(j 1Sl °n I teams, the Sagarin 

•Vh ranks the Demons as 
' just one spot ahead 

I of 


of Georgia Southern. 
Trailing that duo are 
Division I-A teams such as 
Missouri, Pittsburgh, 
Tulane, Houston, Army, 
Navy, Hawaii and UTEP. 

The Sagarin index is one 
of the factors used in 
compiling the Bowl 
Championship Series 
rankings that determine the 
pairings for the Division I 
national championship 
game. It is among a series of 
factors taken into 
consideration by the eight- 
member committee that 
issues the eight at-large 
invitations, and sets the 

seedings for the 16-team 
field, for the I-AA playoffs. 

Also in the Sports 
Network's poll, McNeese (3- 
1) is up a spot to No. 4. 
Grambling (4-0) is up a 
place to No. 10. Southwest 
Texas (3-1) remained at No. 
19 and Sam Houston State 
(3-1) returned to the poll at 
No. 25. 

The Demons, who were 
scoreless with Oklahoma 
State until the final six 
minutes of the first half, 
slipped two places to No. 16 
in the ESPN/USA Today 
coaches' poll. McNeese 
moved up to No. 4 there as 

well, with Grambling 
edging up to No. 10 
nationally. Southwest Texas 
remained at No. 20 while 
Jacksonville State (3-0) went 
ahead two spots to No. 23. 

Five of the seven 
Southland Football League 
members are ranked in one 
of the two I-AA Top 25 polls. 

The Demons travel for 
the third straight week, 
going to open conference 
play Saturday night at 6 at 
Sam Houston State. The 
Bearkats have beaten the 
Demons for the past two 
seasons on the heels of a six- 
game NSU win streak in the 


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Mississippi Valley 68-13 
Saturday, blocking four 
kicks, scoring touchdowns 
on two blocked punts. 
Sophomore Dejuan Davis 
was named national special 
teams player of the week 
after blocking each of the 
punts that other Bearkat 
players recovered for TDs. 

Sam Houston opened its 
season with a 20-9 win at 
Louisiana-Monroe, then 
blasted Division II Tarleton 
State 61-10 and lost 41-16 at 
Northern Illinois. 

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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 


College of Business 
holds fourth annual 
breakfast and 

Courtesy of the News 

The College of 
Business at Northwestern 
State University will hold 
its Fourth Annual 
Homecoming Breakfast and 
Hall of Distinction 
Induction Ceremonies 
Saturday, October 20 at 8:30 
a.m. in the Friedman 
Student Union Ballroom. 
Tickets are $5 and will be 
sold at the door. All alumni 
and friends of the College of 
Business are invited to 

Acting Associate Dean 
of Business Dr. Joel Worley 
will welcome the attendees 
and entertainment will be 

This • year's inductees 
into the College of Business 
Hall of Distinction will be 
honored. Dr. Tommy G. 
Johnson, Carolyn Sheridan 
and the late Joseph W. 
Johnson will be placed in 
the Hall of Distinction this 

Old women's 
gym to be 

Courtesy of the News 

The National Park 
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for Preservation Technology 
ai >d Training will formally 
delicate its permanent 
home, Lee H. Nelson Hall, 
during two days of 
Privities November 6-7. 

NCPTT recently moved 
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of Northwestern State 
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Residence halls receive new security systems 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

By the end of next week, 
new security systems will be 
installed in each of the seven 
residence halls on campus. 

Card access to the dorms 
with alarms on every door 
will enable desk workers and 
security guards to monitor all 
entrances around the clock. 

"We'll know if a door has 
been opened and if a door is 
propped open — we'll know 
that too," Woody Blair, a 
housing official, said. "There 
is an indicator on the door to 
alert us if the door is open 
more than 15 - 20 seconds." 

From the hours of 6 p.m. 
to 6 a.m., all doors except the 
main entrance are off limits. 

This new system being 
implemented is a replacement 
of the old system, which was 
installed 10 to 12 years ago. 
The bid proposal for this 
project was written in 

"We'll know if a door has been opened - and if a 
door is propped open, we'll know that too. " 

Woody Blair 
University housing official 

December of 1998. 

"Yeah, this has been a 
baby long in the making - it's 
good to see it almost here," 
Blair said. 

The $135,000 project, 
funded by the Housing office, 
is necessary. 

"We've had some people 
off the street whose whole 
intent was to find an open 
door and steal something," 
Blair said. "We need to keep 
that from happening." 

Venders, desk workers 
and physical plant employees 
will also have to produce a 
card to access the building. 

"It will make life easier 

and safer for students," Shelia 
Gentry, house director in 
Sabine, said. "Right now there 
is no system. Soon we will 
know every door that's open 
and it will inform the 
university police system as 
well as us at the same time." 

Blair hopes to one day put 
into practice a one-card 
system that would contain all 
vending, library and food. 

"It took us three years to 
get the security system, so, I 
don't know when the one- 
card system would happen," 
Blair said. "But not too much 
more has to be done to 
enforce this." 

So Happy Together 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Molly Beach (left) and Will Hooper (right) are the University's 2001 Homecoming Queen and King. This is the 
first year NSU has had men on the court. The court will be presented on October 20 at halftime of the football 

Hooper and Beach; King and Queen of 
2001 Homecoming Court 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

Short of a nuclear holocaust, no event on 
Earth could possibly overshadow NSU's first 
ever co-ed homecoming court. 

"I'm loving it.. .I'm loving it," Will 
Hooper, NSU Homecoming King, said about 
the co-ed homecoming. 

A senior in social work, Hooper is 
involved in the Student Activities Board, the 
Student Government Association, the 
Catholic Student Organization, the Inter- 
Fraternity Counsel, a member of Sigma Nu 
fraternity and was a Freshman-Connector last 

"It is an understatement that I am 
excited," Hooper said, "My sister, Martha 
Hooper, was on the homecoming court for 
two years and was Miss. NSU in 1996, so she 
left a good legacy." 

"Basically, I want to thank all the people 
that voted for me," Hooper said. 
King Hooper will share the throne with Miss 
NSU Molly Beach. Beach is a senior involved 
with Tri-Sigma sorority, the Student Activities 

Board, Pan-Hellenic and the Order of Omega. 

"I never thought I would be 
Homecoming Queen or Miss. NSU, and never 
would expected to be both in one year," she 
said. "I feel it is the biggest honor you can get 
for a student body to vote you Homecoming 
Queen and Miss. NSU in back-to back 

"I love Molly Beach. We are really good 
friends," said Hooper about his Queen. 

"I think she is great, and I do not think the 
school could not have picked a better person 
to represent NSU," Jennifer Dauenhauer, 
Homecoming court member said about 

The male court will possibly the highlight 
of the night— good idea or not — but the 
student at NSU might not get to enjoy the 
diverse court next Homecoming. 

"They brought the male court up, but 
now they are trying to get rid of it," Hooper 
said, "and the SGA should ask the students 
before getting rid of the male court." 

"Ironically, the vote will occur next week 
during Homecoming." Hooper said. 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

All seven residence halls on the University's campus will see a new Diebold 
security system by the end of next week. 

Scholars' College 
begins move to 
South Hall 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

Furniture and some 
equipment were moved into 
South Hall Tuesday, paving 
the way for the Louisiana 
Scholars' College to open its 
new home there. 

Betsy Cochran, Director of 
Scholars' College, was at 
South Hall supervising the 
move. She said the Physical 
Plant has completed much of 
the work but noted that a few 
details were still unfinished. 

"There's a drainage 
problem at the front door," 

Cochran said. "The fire alarm 
is not installed yet. I think the 
bids were opened today... and 
so it'll be somewhat of a 

W. K. Norman, Physical 
Plant director, estimated that 
the Scholars' College would 
open its new doors "in a 
couple weeks." 

"We're getting them 
moved in," Norman said. 

Still, Holly Stave, 
Scholars' professor of English, 
said she still had worries 
about keeping the community 
of the College intact. 

cont'd on page 2 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

After a long awaited move across campus, the Scholars' College began its 
move to South Hall on Tuesday. The move should take "a couple of weeks." 

General College; new name, same service 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The General College will 
now be known as the 
University College. 

"The name was designed 
to clear up any confusion 
about our college and to let 
students know that we reach 
into other colleges at the 
University" Sue Weaver, Dean 
of the University College said. 

The name General College 
confused some students. Most 
students thought the only 
thing the General College did 
was help general studies 
majors or was just a place to 
get general information about 
the university. 

"Students would ask the 
operator for general 
information and they would 
patch them through to us. We 
would get questions such as 

'How many credits do I need 
to be a sophomore?' or 'When 
is the last day to drop?' So, our 
hope is that the change in 
name will also help to clear up 
some confusion about our role 
at the University," Weaver 

The decision to change the 
name of the General College 
was made in May so freshmen 
attending to Freshmen 
Connection would not be 

confused by the change in 

"We didn't want incoming 
freshmen to register under one 
college and come back to a 
different one in the fall," 
Weaver said. 

Other universities around 
the state have switched to this 
title because of the purpose it 
implies. A University College 
is one that takes part in all 
aspects of the university. The 

main goal of Northwestern's 
University College is student 
retention. With this goal in 
mind the University College 
maintains several programs 
aimed at student retention. 

The foremost of these 
programs is Excel and the 
"early warning system". 

The University College 
also serves those students who 

have a General Studies Major 
or are undecided. 

"It is a college that is 
designed to help students 
academically by providing any 
kind of assistance for students 
and to try to push them into a 
major of choice," Weaver said. 

The University College is 
located on the second floor of 

Scholars' College 

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"We don't have a common 
place but we do have here (the 
temporary library offices)," 
Stave said. "But a lot of people 
don't know where here is." 

Stave said she feared the 
move to South Hall would 
further confuse Scholars' 
College students, many of 
whom have had trouble 
finding the temporary offices 
all semester. 

Scholars' College 
sophomore Amanda Lindsey 
illustrated Stave's worries. At 
the time of the interview, 
Lindsey was waiting in the 
library to meet with Cochran, 
her advisor. She was unaware 
that Cochran was at South Hall 
supervising the move of 
furniture at the time. 

"I'm very disappointed 
with the faculty situation," 
Lindsey said. "You don't get 
the private attention you 

deserve and you can never 
pinpoint a faculty member... 
you never know where they 

South Hall will provide 
each of Scholars' College's 
professors and its admissions 
department offices, phone 
lines, and University network 
connections, as well as a 
classroom and computer lab 
for students. Scholars' 
College's faculty currently 
resides in Watson Library's 

Room 115 with limited Internet 
access and one phone line. 

Scholars' College was 
moved from Morrison Hall, the 
College's home for the last few 
years, for renovations at the 
end of August. The move to 
South Hall had been delayed 
due to budgetary restraints 
over the summer that 
prevented necessary 
renovations to South Hall until 
the start of class. 

Television networks refuse to air bin Laden's message 

By Sumana Chatterjee 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

Major U.S. television 
networks agreed Wednesday 
not to air videotaped messages 
from Osama bin Laden 
without at least reviewing 
them first, after National 
Security Adviser Condoleezza 
Rice asked TV executives to 
consider such restraint. 

The Bush administration 
fears that such video messages 
-like the one broadcast Sunday 
after the U.S.-led bombings of 

Afghanistan began - could "be 
a signal to terrorists to incite 
attacks," White House 
spokesman Ari Fleischer said. 

"Osama bin Laden's 
message is propaganda, calling 
on people to kill Americans. At 
worst, he could be issuing 
orders to his followers to 
initiate such attacks," Fleischer 

The White House 
spokesman said government 
analysts have not found hard 
evidence that bin Laden has 
sent such messages by video, 

but they are investigating. 

While Rice and Fleischer 
emphasized that the White 
House was only requesting 
restraint and not ordering 
censorship, independent 
analysts said the request 
placed TV networks in a 
difficult position. 

TV executives must weigh 
their obligation to avoid 
endangering national security 
against their fundamental 
mission to inform the public, 
analysts said. The network's 
credibility could be at stake as 

an independent source of 
information rather than a tool 
of the U.S. government. 
"This does not strike me as a 
persuasive national security 
consideration" since the video 
is widely available, Carolyn 
Marvin, professor at the 
Annenberg School for 
Communication at the 
University of Pennsylvania 
said. "There is an importance 
for the American audience in 
seeing what Osama bin Laden 
has to say and what he is 
saying to his supporters." 


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Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 15 at 
5 p.m. in Russel Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels are 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at 
the center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise and worship 
service Wednesday. For any information call Amy Dowden at 352-2615 
or email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across the 
street from Watson Library, even,' Wednesday night. The worship begins 
at 8:31 p.m. All students are welcome to attend. For more information 
call the BCM at 352-5464. 

Grcle K International invites you to its meetings every Tuesday night at 
8:30 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. For more information call 
Jessica at 357-5974. 


Any woman interested in being a participant in the 2002 Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet pageant should go by room 214 of the Student Union to pick 
up a scholarship application. There will be an informational meeting 
[Wednesday in the President's Room of the Student Union. 


the following companies will conduct on campus interviews for junior 
jpr senior business, marketing or management majors in October: 
ijherwin Williams - Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 305 of 
Hie Student Union; TXU Electric - EET majors October 23 from 8:30 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m. Interested students in an interview should come with a 
resume and transcript. 


All members should remember that bingo is today at Heritage Manor at 
1:30 p.m. and sisterhood is at 5:30 p.m. at Potluck. Go and use your 
creativity to make some pottery. Grub is Friday. Everyone needs to 
remember to have a great time and to be safe. 


If you missed the organizational meeting on Wednesday, you can contact 
us via email at for details of future meetings 
and events. Today is National Coming Out Day. Wear a red t-shirt to 
Stow your support of those courageously coming out. 


ease join the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Friday for our semesterly BBQ 
Chicken Cookout. Stop by the parking lot across the street from 
Beaudoin's Pizza Pub for the best meal you can get for $5 (or see any 
pledging member to buy a ticket early). Saturday come to Auto Zone on 
the strip, and we'll wash your car or pickup truck for $5, while you relax 
in the shade. 

FCA will be having its weekly fellowship every Tuesday night. The 
meetings are held in the athletic field house on the south end of Turpin 
Stadium at 8 p.m. There will be a devotional speaker each week. 
Everyone is welcome to come and join us in praise. 


The Lifted Voices Gospel Choir will be hosting these events this week: 
today-volleyball tournament at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium of the P.E. 
majors building; Friday-organizational softball game, Lifted Voices vs. 
African American Caucus at 5 p.m. on the I.M. fields near the Columns. 

The following companies have sent correspondence to CCS informing us 
of current position openings: KTBS Shreveport-local sales account 
executive, NSU Printing-Printer I, NSU Shrevepbrt Nursing-Secretary I. 
Come by room 305 of the Student Union for additional information. 

"To see your Campus Connections in next week's edition of The 
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By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The SGA tabled a bill that 
was found to be 
unconstitutional and are 
planning on holding a 

Bill FA01-008, a bill that 
would change the by-laws 
concerning student media at 
Northwestern, was found to 

be unconstitutional by Dustin 
Floyd, Speaker of the Senate. 
The bill, sponsored by 
Internal Affairs, would 
require the editors-in-chief of 
all student media 

organizations to keep fifteen 
office hours per week and 
keep those office hours 
posted. The problem with this 
bill is that it amends Article 10 
of the constitution and, under 

the section ratification, 
amendment to Article 10 is 
not allowed. Therefore, the 
constitution must be amended 
to allow for amendments to 
Article 10. 

The SGA must hold a 
student referendum in order 
to amend the constitution. If 
this amending is passed in the 
student referendum, then 
another referendum must be 

held to amend Article 10. 

"We could wait until the 
spring to vote on it but that's 
a long time to wait," Floyd 
said. "So, we might put 
emergency status on this 
referendum. We already have 
the voting machines here, so I 
don't see the problem in going 
ahead with the referendum 
but that will have to be 
discussed by the Senate." 

Minutes 10/8/01 

Meeting called to order at 7pm. 
Prayer led by lustin Owen. 
Pledge led by lessica Cramer. 

Minutes were amended to state 
that Torrey Washington was absent 
with excuse and Timmy Watts was 
present. Minutes were also amended to 
state that bill faol-007 was sent to 

Greg Comeaux moves to approve 
amended minutes, 
lustin Owen seconds. 

Approved by general consent. 

Senate guest, lustin Shatwell, 
addresses senate concerning the fund 
freezing legislation. Spoke on 
censorship and media law. Any 
questions please call. Left some 
information with the senate from the 

Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Frank Torro 
Fiscal met today at 8am. Unofficial 
recommendation is that the 
controversial bill will die in committee. 
Phone will be in by end of next week. 
Student Fee Review will start soon. 

Vice-president- Dustin Matthews 
Good luck on mid-terms. 

President- Rusty Broussard 
(out of town) Dustin Matthews 
delivers report. 

Department Reports 

Academic Affairs- Jessica Cramer 
Coach Herman Boone who was 

portrayed by Denzel Washington in 
"Remember The Titans" has been 
booked to speak at Northwestern on 
December 5, 2001 at 7pm in the 
Student Union Ballroom. Will meet 
with faculty senate next week, mailed 
off legislation to Frances Pearson 
today. Looking into holding a 
pumpkin carving class and a Christmas 
cookie baking class. More on that next 

External Affairs- Greg Comeaux 
Tomorrow 2pm Homecoming Banner 
decorating. Legislation coming up 
soon for $250 to host a tailgating with 
Nicholls State on the afternoon of the 
Homecoming game. T-shirt design 
suggestions should go to Tara 
Newman. Radio show from 9-12 

Fiscal Affairs- Frank Torro 
Phone in next week. Unofficial 
recommendation to let bill faOl-007 
die. Budget Report next week. 
Organizational Grants- Greg Comeaux 

Meet after meeting to establish a 
meeting time to discuss grants. 

Club Sports- Scott Manguno 

Flyers posted for different 
activities, names will be collected next 
week of interested parties. 
Student Fee Review- Justin Owen 

No budgets to review as of yet. 

Internal Affairs- Dustin Floyd 
Torrey Washington is recommendation 
for September Senator of the Month. 
He's worked very hard and has earned 
it. Rusty is going to report more next 
week on the parking fund bill. We'll 
get a portion of that money to go back 
into parking, but we don't know how 

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going to count because there must 
have been some confusion. Make sure 
to do your hours next week, use the 
new board. Card with name, log hours. 

Meeting Mondays @ 4pm. 

Student Affairs-Buster Carlisle 
Exciting meeting last week. Meeting 
attendance has been good. 
Residential Life- Jennifer Jensen 

Meeting next week. Last week 
had a meeting with dorm reps, went 
well. Torrey Washington is working on 
an evaluation for dorms. Bringing 
some bills up next week. 

No advisor's Report. Mr. Henry is 

SAB Report- Will Hooper 
November 5-16 canned food drive. 
$100 for first place, $75 for second, and 
$50 for third. 

Battle of the Bands Nov. 2 @ Prather 
Coliseum. 2nd annual Ms. Residential 
Life Pageant, Sabine Lobby. 

Old Business 

Dustin Floyd reads faOl-008. 
Jennifer Fox moves to approve. 
Justin Owen seconds. 
Discussion followed. 
Motion to send to internal affairs. 
Motion passes, bill is sent to internal 

Greg Comeaux reads faOl-009. 
Scott Manguno moves to approve. 
Jeremy Henriques seconds. 
Discussion followed. 
Motion passes. 

Buster Carlisle moves to 
recommit faOl-007. 
Luke Hutchison seconds. 
Motion passes. 

Jeremy Henriques moves to 
approve faOl-007. 
Jennifer Fox seconds. 

Greg Comeaux moves to amend 
bill to send addition to article 4 section 
3 of the constitution rather than article 
8 section3. 

Jeremy Henriques seconds. 
Motion passes. 

Beaux Boudreaux moves to 

amend bill to include the time frame of 
one week. 

Jeremy Henriques seconds. 
Motion fails. 

Buster Carlisle moves to approve 
amended version of faOl-007. 
Greg Comeaux seconds. 
Discussion followed. 
Motion failed. 

New Business 

Scott Manguno moves for a show 
of hands on the rescinding of the 
money allocated to the flight team 
since they are not a RSO at this time 
and their event has been rescheduled 
in light of the September 11 tragedy. 
Justin Owen seconds. 
Motion passes. 

Dustin Floyd would like the 
record to reflect that senates in the past 
have required the flight team to earn 
up to half of their expenses before 
funds would be allocated for special 

Justin Owen moves to approve 
faOl-012 which has been granted 
emergency status. 
Jessica Cramer seconds. 
Discussion follows. 
Buster Carlisle moves to rescind. 
Greg Comeaux seconds. 
Motion passes. 

Jade Thibodeaux is up for 
appointment to senator-at-large 

Dustin Matthews administers oath of 


Greg Comeaux needs 
Organization grant members after 

Office Hours will now be logged 
on the board in the office. New policy: 
only SGA senators will be given the 
floor when there is legislation debate. 
All other present will be asked to 
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Homecoming court lacks minorities EMMif ^ « 

by Jenna Hickman 

Year after year, the 
university has shattered 
enrollment records, including 
the growing numbers of 

To the 789 black males and 
1,636 black females, both 
graduate and undergraduate, 
enrolled at Northwestern, 
excluding those who are 
satisfied by this year's elections, 
I hope that someday this 
institution of learning will 
realize we do not wish to be 
denied the proper 
representation that we 
obviously deserve. 

Nonetheless, I have trouble 
believing that, out of 9 black 
female nominees, none of them 
were elected. Too many 
questionable circumstances 
surround this year's 
homecoming elections for me to 
refrain from exercising my 
freedom to speak my mind. 

Firstly, as I was waiting in 
line to cast my vote, I was 
surrounded by other students 
who witnessed, SAB member, 
Bo Wellborn, go inside the 
voting booth with several 
different students to supposedly 
"help" them with the voting 
process, and the last time I 
checked, voting wasn't exactly 
brain surgery. 

I, along with the other 
students, did not physically 
hear these students verbally ask 
for help from him. 

There were a number of 

black students who voted before 
me, and he did not ask them if 
they needed help. Maybe he 
knew their votes wouldn't 
ultimately matter anyway. 

Also, let me dispel a 
common myth: YOU DO NOT 
CANDIDATES!. You cannot be 
mandated to vote for a certain 
number of people. 

Secondly, why is there no 
black representation on this 
"invisible" election board 
committee? It seems to me that 
any hint of confusion should 
prompt you to form a 
committee that reflects diversity. 
In a political election, not all of 
the people working the polls are 
white. I'm not implying the 
votes were skewed in any 
direction, but the situation 
would seem less controversial. 

Thirdly, someone needs to 
decide what is to be done about 
voting machines in Iberville 
Dining Hall. You cannot print 
in the Current Sauce that the 
machines will be in Iberville, 
then suddenly change your 

Reverting back to my 
political election example, 
voting machines are not "placed 
in our backyard," but wards 
and precincts are drawn and the 
location for the polls is selected 
that is convenient to the 
registered voters in that 

With more than 1000 

students in Sabine and Rapides, 
they deserve to have a voting 
site most convenient for them. 
This is the place where 
"students come first," right? 

Tell me why this is not a 
legitimate idea. Here's a 
possible answer: When the 
booths were in Iberville, black 
females were elected to the 
court. N.S.U.'s kitchen got too 

The election board 
committee argues that freshmen 
do not vote. I am sure that the 
freshman class would not 
appreciate such a 

Other Louisiana 
universities have minority 
policies in place that guarantee 
minority representation. In this 
case, for example, if black 
students make up 20% of the 
student population, the 2 black 
females receiving the most votes 
would be elected. After all, the 
Court should mirror the student 
population. Our female Court 
does not. 

I dare not try to take 
anything from the winner's 
victories. I congratulate you all, 
but when you have 500,000 
sorority sisters and 100,000 
fraternity brothers, its not that 
hard to be elected to the court. 

-Michael Addison 

Co-Author of controversial bill speaks out 

The October 4th issue of 

the Current Sauce had an 
article published addressing a 
certain piece of legislation 
that I had written. 

I would like to reprint 
one passage from this article 
where it states "...the Student 
Government Association is 
attempting to pass legislation 
that would widely expand its 
powers over the finances of 
organizations on campus." 

Article 10 (dealing with 
the Media Board) Section 4.2 
of the SG A by-laws states 
"The Student Media [which 
consists of Argus, Current 
Sauce, KNWD, and 
Potpourri] will receive their 
funding through the Student 
Government Association. 

This legislation came out 
of the Fiscal Affairs 
department of SGA. For 
those of you who do not 
know, fiscal deals with 
money and economics. 
Therefore this in no way was 
intended to attack the 

Current Sauce, by censorship 
as stated in last weeks article. 

Article 10 Section 1.1 
states: It [the media board] 
shall in no way act as a 
censoring agent." 

This view is also echoed 
in Article 10 Section 9 where 
it explains that only the 
editor of the publication or 
the general manager of the 
radio station is allowed to 

Therefore the statement 
suggesting that the SGA 
can freeze the Current Sauce's 
budget if they do not like 
what is being written should 
be considered an invalid 

I have read the SGA 
constitution and by-laws 
beforehand and never did 
intend to censor. This 
legislation was written well 
before this meeting and 
before the September 27th 
issue was published. 

This newspaper issue is 
singled out because 
numerous complaints have 

arisen as a result of some of 
its content. 

For instance the 
"organizations in the 
past have misused funds, 
and / or have not performed 
the duties expected of them 
in a professional manner" 

During the course of the 
1999-2000 academic year a 
student was given a full paid 
scholarship for two semesters 
at the end of the Spring 
semester he/she was required 
to publish one issue of the 
media in question. This 
student failed to meet 
his/her publishing date. 

To me this qualifies as a 
misuse of funds as well as 
not performing his/her 
duties in a professional 

Greg Comeaux 

Editor's Take 

Phi Mus, Tri Sigmas, 
please show the Current 
Sauce some love 

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I'm walking outside my 
door at about 8:45 a.m. this 
Monday. It's cold, and worse, 
it's time for class. 

So, I head out 
the door and start 
my trek for class 
when I'm 

I looked on the 
door of my 
neighbor, and I saw 
that someone 
placed a sign on 
this person's door 
that said, "Phi Mu 
loves Such Andsuch." 

It was a posterboard made 
in blue, pink and white. I'm 
sure it was a nice present for 
the person who lives there. 

I continued walking to 
class. When I got to Kyser 
Hall, I saw another one of 
those signs. "Phi Mu loves 
Jane Doe!" 

And there were more. 
And they weren't just limited 
to Phi Mu's. There were a 
whole bunch of little fliers that 
said, "Tri-Sigma thinks Kelli is 
AWESOME!!!," "Stacey is the 
best Tri-Sigma ever," and 
many more like them. 

They just kind of popped 
up. Like those mushrooms 
that you swore weren't in 
your yard yesterday but after 
it rained they were just there. 
Kinda like that. 

I'm not saying I don't like 
them. In fact, I enjoy them. I 
get a kick out of seeing who's 
the best Tri-Sigma to ever be 


But I gotta admit, I'm a 
little jealous. Nobody seems to 
love me. I'm nobody's 

I'm sad. 

It's not just that 

everywhere I go, I seem to 
upset at least 20 or 30. But I 
can't even be Alpha Omicron 
Pi's favorite editor. 

Why is that? Why is it that 
I haven't seem a 
flier that said, 
"AOn thinks 
Rondray Hill 

What about, 
"Alpha Kappa 
Alpha thinks the 
Sauce is the stuff!" 
Or better yet, 

Rondray Hill someone could 

Editor's Take come and p ? a 

sign on my door. 
Check that. If I 
gave some of you my address, 
I'd probably come home 
missing a TV and about $20 

And don't forget about 
my staff while you're at it. I 
want to see a banner that says 
"We love Kristen Dauzat, 
signed Phi Mu." 

Maybe we could put 
"Zeta Phi Beta loves Kaleb 

How about "Tri-Sigma has 
nothin' but love for Elona 

Why not? I mean, I like to 
think you guys love us here at 
the Sauce. I sure hope you do. 

What's not to love. Every 
week we make someone on 
this campus a celebrity. So I 
like to think that everyone, at 
some point has loved the 
Current Sauce. 

It's an idea to kick around 
during your weekly meetings. 
Just a little something to 
consider while chatting and 
shooting the breeze. 

Because I love you. You're 
the greatest! 

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The NSU Theatre Department 
will entertain the campus in 
coming weeks with two 
performances, Frankenstein 
and Out on a Limb. 

Practices for Frankenstein 
have been underway for two 
weeks. It will open on 
October 31st. Bill Gilmore, 
lhe playwright for 
Frankenstein, is on campus 
helping direct the 
performance. The cast for 
Frankenstein is Becca Foster, 
Kim Longmire, Jerome 
Rhodes, Larry Soileau, Levi 
Petree, Bob Moses, Kyle 
Lemaire, Dr. Wann, Annie 
Fackler, Alaine Claire, 
Caroline Bolter, Amie Clarke, 
Amaris Davidson, Robyn 
Eddy, Katie Guell, Meghan 
Shea, Hector Guivas, Kerry 
Lambert, John Snow, and 
Chris Ware. 

Out on a Limb, an improv 
troupe led by Scott Burrell, 
performs weekly at the 
Pub on Front St. and on the 
deck at Mariner's restaurant 
in Natchitoches. 

The Out on a Limb cast 
includes: Josh Laird, Amie 
Clark, Robyn Eddy, Jonathan 
Steele, Jessica Marasco, Larry 
Soileau, Adam-Louis Breaux, 
Colin Trahan, PatCalfee, and 
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University organized an e- 
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women about breast cancer 
during October. 

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Oct. 4 and will run 
throughout the month. 

During October, which is 
breast Cancer Awareness 
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NSU will use an e-mail 
campaign to provide 
P er sonalized messages about 
^ast cancer detection to 
toends and family. 

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by Kira Gervais 

Sauce Reporter 

New businesses re opening in 
Natchitoches, such as Sam Goody and Hibbett 
Sports, creating more job opportunities for 
NSU students. 

Evie Posey, director of Job Location and 
Development, said Sam Goody's and Hibbett 
Sports, opening up on Kyser Ave. next door to 
Wal-Mart, have contacted her wanting to hire 

"They are interested in using students for 
part-time help," Posey said. 

Ricky Robbins, manager of Sam Goody, 
said students are the target age that he wants. 

"I am looking for a variety of everyone, but 
the students are the age range that I am looking 
for," Robbins said. 

Robbins said he wants to hire about 25 
people to help with the store set-up before it 
opens, and then he wants to keep six or seven 
once the store opens. 

Robbins contacted the Job Location and 
Development at NSU so he could reach 
students. He was conducting interviews at the 
JLD, which is located on the third floor of the 

student union, on Wednesday. He will also be 
hearing more interviews today and Friday. 

He said he also put applications at the store 
with his home address so people could mail 
him applications. He said people have also 
applied for the job through the Sam Goody 
location in Alexandria. 

Robbins said he knows what it is like to be 
a college student looking for a job. 

"I've been to college before, and I know 
how hard it is to find a job," he said. "I wanted 
to give the students a chance." 

Robbie Compton, the district sales manager 
for Hibbett Sports, but he was not available for 
an interview. Posey said Compton also 
contacted her in order to get students to apply 
for a job. 

Posey said students involved with JLD will 
have the first priority for these jobs, but she 
encouraged more students to apply for JLD. If 
a student cannot get a job at one of the new 
businesses, JLD can give students other job 

More job opportunities may still open up 
for students at the shopping center next to Wal- 
Mart. Robbins said there are two more spaces 
that haven't been claimed yet. 

Photo by Racheal Kidd Current Sauce 

Many businesses are opening in the Natchitoches area, 
bringing new job opportunities for students. 

In Perspective 

ROTC conducts 
training exercises 

Photo by Jennifer Bocanegra 

Cadets move across the rope bridge at Camp Beauregard last 

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during the 

Photo by Jennifer Bocanegra 

by Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

While other college students spent 
their weekend studying, relaxing or 
working, students from the ROTC 
department participated in field training 
exercises at Camp Beauregard. 

At "O'dark thirty" on Saturday 
morning, sixty-two ROTC cadets from 
Northwestern State University, 
Natchitoches, Louisiana State University, 
Alexandria and Louisiana State University, 
Shreveport gathered around to receive 
instructions from senior cadets on how 
they would spend the next two days. In an 
effort to bring groups from different 
universities together ROTC cadre inter 
mixed students and broke them off into 
small groups for training. 

"The comradery was astounding. 
People who you didn't know who they 
were before-like in five minutes, you knew 
them," said MSI cadet Eva De Leon . 

Cadet teams worked together to 
complete an obstacle course and a "Ropes" 
course. According to Student Battalion 
Commander Patricia Quigley the whole 
concept for this type of training was 
teaching cadets how to work together in 
teams and trust each other. In the obstacle 
course, cadets had to push, pull and / or 
motivate their teammates in order to finish 
in a decent amount of time. The "Ropes" 
training helped cadets learn trust their 

fellow team members who had to catch 
them as they fell backwards or when they 
jumped up over a large wall. 

"This training was good, it builds our 
confidence and prepares us as future 
leaders. We learn to work together to pull 
through to get the task accomplished," said 
MSIII cadet Josie Covington. 

Once cadets completed the team 
building exercises, they were required to 
repel down a 40-foot tower. This was the 
only individualized event during the two- 
day training. "I really liked the repelling 
because it helped me get over my fear of 
heights," said Covington, 

On Sunday morning, cadets woke up 
early to participate in more obstacle-like 
training. This training was called a 
"Leaders Reaction Course." This time, 
according to Quigley, senior classmates 
evaluated lower level cadets using 16 
different dimensions of leadership to 
include: motivation, physical fitness and 
ability to give oral orders. 

Even though cadets were sore and tired 
from training the day before, Battalion S-3 
Jason James and other senior classmates 
kept the energy level high with their own 
personal motivational skills. 

Training ended Sunday afternoon and 
cadets loaded the buses to head back home. 

"It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it 
and I am going to be sore tomorrow with 
lots of bruises," said De Leon. 

Alexandria native to display artwork at NSU 

An exhibit of photographic illustrations by David 
Texada of Alexandria will be on display at 
Northwestern State University Oct. 15 through Nov. 
9 in the Orville G. Hanchey Art Gallery on 
Northwestern State University's campus. 

Texada is an award-winning editorial illustrator 
with The Town Talk in Alexandria. 

Since 1993, the photo systems manager, 
technician, and photographer has enhanced 
traditional photographs with the ever broadening 
range of computer software available in the world of 

The high-impact images in Texada's work are 

based on elements of popular culture such as 1950s 
science fiction films, television, and computer games, 
along with surrealist artist influences like Salvador 
Dali, Rene Magritte, and M.C. Escher. 

Most of Texada's imaginative illustrations are 
geared to a new generation of readers. They appear 
on the newspaper's "Youth" page, but others 
accompany religious, cultural, and medical stories 
and serve as cover art for the paper's "View" 
entertainment section. 

Texada is a native and lifelong resident of 
Alexandria. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist 
University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

Texada has received numerous awards for his 
photography and illustrations from the Associated 
Press and the Louisiana Press Association. 

He will be honored at a reception in the gallery 
area on Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The reception 
and exhibition are open to the public. Texada will 
also speak to NSU art students on Oct. 22 

Other coming exhibits include one by California 
native, JonMarc Edwards. That display will run in 
October through November. 

For more information, visit the Art Department's 
web site at 

jtoceLife 10/11/01 - page 5 

Wellness Report: 

Worries about weight, body image 
could lead to eating disorders 

The truth on Islam 

Editor's note: 

The following is the first of a reoccurring article 
to appear in the Life section of the Current Sauce. 
Tara Gallien is a professor at NSU, and has studied 
various topics in the health field. 

by Tara L. Gallien, M. Ed. 

Sauce Reporter 

At what point do normal thoughts of food 
become abnormal or obsessive thoughts of 

According to a survey given to 1,000 
people with clinically diagnosed eating 
disorders, people with anorexia nervosa report 
90 to 100 percent of their waking time thinking 
about food, weight and hunger. People with 
bulimia nervosa report spending about 70 to 90 
percent of their total conscious time thinking 
about food and weight-related issues, while 
people with disordered eating may spend 
about 20 to 65 percent of their day thinking 
about food. In contrast, women with normal 
eating habits spend about 10 to 15 percent of 
waking time thinking about food, weight, and 
hunger. ^ 

The following is some information about 
disordered eating and how to help it. 

An eating disorder is a psychiatric illness. 
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge 
eating disorder are specific eating disorders. 
The development of eating disorders involves 
personality, genetics, environment and 
biochemistry. Many people with eating 
disorders suffer from depression, anxiety and 
obsessive compulsive disorder. The illness acts 
as a survival mechanism to help individual's 
cope with life. 

Anorexia Nervosa 

Anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder. 
When appetite and hunger are suppressed, 
weight loss occurs. People with this disorder 
are usually women, and are competitive and 
perfectionist by nature. Although this condition 
involves a weight loss orientation, experts 
believe that the anorexic person is attempting 

to meet a much deeper need for control. This 
self-induced starvation is life-threatening in 5% 
to 20% of cases. 
Signs: . 

Perfectionist , thin and keeps getting thinner, 
skips meals, loss of menstrual periods , 
excessive exercising, wears baggy clothes to 
hide thinness, dry hair or skin, growth of body 
hair and feeling faint or cold. 
Bulimia Nervosa 

Bulimia nervosa is a disorder characterized 
by a pattern of eating and vomiting, taking 
laxatives or water pills (diuretics), or over 
exercising . People with the disorder have a 
fear of body fat, even though their size and 
weight may be normal. As with anorexia, most 
people with bulimia are women, although cases 
in men have been reported 


Bathroom use immediately after eating, 
excessive food shopping, menstrual 
irregularities, constipation, sore throat, swollen 
glands, damaged teeth and gums, blood-shot 
eyes and poor body image. 

Binge Eating Disorder 

Binge eating disorder, characterized by 
frequent episodes of uncontrollable eating, is 
probably the most common eating disorder. 
The over eating or binging is often 
accompanied by feeling out of control and 
depression, guilt, or disgust. Food is related to 
feelings of insecurity. 
How to get help 

Early detection of an eating disorder is 
important to increase the likelihood of 
successful treatment and recovery. The key to 
recovery is to understand the cause of the self- 
destructive behavior and to acquire the tools to 
facilitate the necessary changes. 

To find out if you have an eating disorder, 
visit Health Services or the Counseling and 
Career Center on the third floor of the Student 
Union. For further information, access 

If have questions about this topic or any 
other health topic, please e-mail me at 

Photo by Ftachael Kidd 

Abderazak Benyahia, Secretary General of the Islamic Association of Greater Shreveport, spoke about 
"TheTtruths of Islam" on Tuesday in the television studio on the first floor of Kyser Hall. The presentation 
attempted to correct many misconceptions of Islam held by Americans as a result of the terrorist acts of 
Sept. 11 that have been linked to Islam. 



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In just over two weeks, Generation Y has 
turned into Generation Why? Countless 
questions about the state of the world fill the 
minds and conversations of today's college 
students and those in their 20s, a group that, 
until now, had been known less for its interest 
in politics than for its obsession with self. 

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the 
World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a 
generation born in the 1970s and early ~80s has 
begun to find its voice. A focus on beer, babes 
and MTV has been replaced by a new clarity 
and purpose. 

"I matured three years in two seconds," 
says Riana Chavez, 19, a sophomore at Pace 
University, who was in class the day of the 
attacks. "It made me more interested to see 
what (politicians will) do, as opposed to being 
indifferent. It's made me change my 
perspective a lot." 

A generation that has known only peace 
and prosperity is finally confronting a harder 
reality. "My generation, we kind of grew up in 
a booming economy," says Paul Casey, 22, 
executive president of the student body at 
Fordham University. "We only experienced the 
best of the best. We've never gone through a 
world war, Vietnam, or anything like that." 

More than two weeks later, many are still 
mourning, and many more are afraid of what 
will happen next. Others are gathering 
regularly in places like Union Square to 
preserve memorials and share opinions. Others 
are volunteering or donating blood. 

"People want to do something - want to 
help the city, help individuals affected, and 
families," says Pace University President David 
Caputo, who steered his school through the 
evacuation of their campus at 1 Pace Plaza. 
"They're going to fire stations to express 
condolences, want to be available to help. ... 
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Tiger ragged; Demons fall to LSU 1-0 

Mandy Heintz scored on 
a header off a rebound 
during a frantic scramble in 
front of the Northwestern 
State goal with under seven 
minutes left to play 
\Vednesday lifting LSU to a 
1-0 women's soccer victory. 

The Tigers (7-3-1) outshot 
the defending Southland 
Conference champion 
Demons (4-5-1) by a 19-5 
[margin but the game was 
scoreless until the waning 

ice Gardner-Webb 
tickets can be 
used for 
donation to 
Red Cross 

Football season ticket 
holders at Northwestern State 
can make a donation to the 
North Louisiana chapter of the 
American Red Cross by not 
requesting a refund for their 
unused tickets from the 
cancelled Sept. 15 home game 
against Gardner-Webb. 

Greg Burke, athletic 
director at Northwestern, 
made the offer in a letter sent 
to all season ticket holders. 
Cancellation of the game left 
the Demons with only four 
home appearances, and the 
ticket holders were given three 
options, including the 
donation to the Red Cross. 

Season ticket holders who 
do not request a refund of 
their tickets from the Sept. 15 
game will be listed in the letter 
accompanying the donation to 
the area's Red Cross 
headquarters in Shreveport- 
Bossier. Donors will also be 
listed for the remaining three 
home games in the official 
Iflame program, and 
throughout the year on the official 
NSU Athletics website, said 

"This is a token of the 
support and appreciation we 
have at Northwestern State for 
fte tremendous role that our 
■Sgional Red Cross is fulfilling 
to the aftermath of Sept. 11," 
Burke. "We are especially 
^ud that NSU alumni are 
a itong the Red Cross staff and 
v olunteers who are playing an 
^Portant part in our nation's 
^covery from the events of 

Another option available 
# l 'es patrons the choice of 
"deeming each of their season 
^kets for one general 
^mission ticket for one of the 
fee remaining home games: 
r^- 20 against Nicholls State, 
ct - 27 against Jacksonville 


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or Nov. 
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third choice available 
Se <*son ticket holders is a 
ton<j Qf 20 percent of the cost 
f>eir season ticket package. 
v founts of the refunds 
of v <*ry according to the type 
\^ ac kage purchased, said 
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minutes. Heintz scored at the 
83:15 mark in the non- 
conference matchup. 

Demon goalkeeper 
Tiffany Swingler had four 
saves before the Tigers were 
able to convert. Heintz, a 
sophomore forward, led all 
players with six shots. 

"We gave the best team 
effort of the season in the 
second half today," said 
Demon coach Jimmy 
Mitchell. "If we can give this 

kind of effort every game, we 
can beat anybody in the 

Shannon Tenney led 
Northwestern with three shot 
attempts. LSU goalkeeper 
Bonnie Otillio needed to 
make just one save, on a shot 
in the second half by Demon 
freshman Bryndie Maag, to 
keep the shutout intact. 

"The difference in the 
game today was they 
handled the wind when they 

were facing it, and we didn't 
fare as well," said Mitchell. 
"Depth was a factor in their 
favor. Week in and week out, 
they're playing a much faster 
pace than we do and that was 
an advantage for them." 

The Demons resume 
conference play at home 
Friday in a 4:30 match 
against league-leading 
Southwest Texas. NSU plays 
host to Centenary Sunday at 
2 p.m.. 

Road Trip 

EloisT College 


It's a long drive 

Are you planning on driving to Elon, get some 
rest. The trip will take you a little over 17 hours, 
spanning 1,020 miles and crossing six state. If 
you like sight seeing, you'll enjoy this drive, 
beacuse you'll have a lot of time on your hands. 

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Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Shannon Tenney battles with an LSU defender in the Demons' 1-0 loss. 

Have money, 
will travel 

Want to know how much it '11 
cost to go to this week's 
football game? A lot 

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So, you say you want 
to go to this week's game 
against Elon in North 

It's still possible to get 
to the game, but you'll 
definitely need a lot of 
sleep and a lot of cash. 

If you want to fly to 
the game this week, be 
prepared to shell out a lot 
of cash. Flights from 
Shreveport to Raleigh- 
Durham airport are 
available, but they'll run 
you about $1,300 dollars 
for a round trip ticket. 
You'll have to leave 
tomorrow, but the flights 
leaving on Saturday wont 
get you there in time for 
the game. 

That means you'll 
have to get a hotel room 
for two days, and for that, 
you'll have to drop 
another $118 bucks for a 
two-night stay. 

Raleigh-Durham is 
the closest airport to Elon, 
but it's about 40 miles out 
of the way, which means 
you'll have to rent a car at 
the airport. Chalk up 
another $90 dollars for 
weekend use of a 
standard-sized car. 

All together, if you 
plan on catching a flight 
tomorrow to head to the 
game, you'll probably end 
up spending a little more 
than $1,500 on travel 
alone. That doesn't 
include tickets, food and 

souvenirs from the game. 

What about gassing 
up that old trusty Cadillac 
and driving to North 
Carolina? You could do 
that, but you should get to 
bed right now. The 17- 
hour drive and the 2 p.m. 
game time start means 
you'll have to leave at 
around 7 p.m. tomorrow 
and drive though the 
morning and night. 

It's a 1,020-mile trip 
spanning six states. If 
your Caddie gets about 15 
miles per gallon on its 22 
gallon tank, be prepared 
to fill up three times 
during your trip. 
And with the national 
price of unleaded gas 
around $1.50, three fill- 
ups will cost you about 
$100 dollars. Multiply 
that with three more fill- 
ups on the way back to 
give you a grand total of 
about $200. 

Of course, before you 
leave you might want to 
get an oil change, tire 
rotation, or a tune up to 
make sure the Caddie 
doesn't break down on 
the road. 

An oil change and 
rotation is about $40 
bones, and a tune up 
might be $80-100. 

So if you drive, your 
grand total could be as 
high as $420 smackeroos. 

It's definitely possible 
to get to the game this 
week. Keep in mind that 
you'll need some deep 

Volleyball team picks up road win, 3-0 

By Cooda Dobin 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern 
State University 
volleyball team won 3-0 
against non-conference 
Centenary Ladies, 
snapping an eight-match 
losing streak Tuesday 

The Demons took 
only 78 minutes to end 
the match scoring on 
every attempt, 30-16, 30- 
24, and 30-28. 

NSU is 4-13 overall 
and 1-8 in the Southland 


The Demons were led 
by sophomore setter 
Cathy Herring who 
contributed seven kills, 
21 assists, three aces, 
and a .417 attack 

"We look at this game 
as a positive," said NSU 
head coach James 
Onikeku. "Every victory 
we get will give us 
confidence. " 

The Demons have 
quality players but they 
are lacking the 

experience by starting 

three freshmen, two 
sophomores and a junior. 

"Athletically we are 
good, the scores are very 
close but at crunch time 
the lack of experience 
comes out and it enables 
us to close the game," 
said NSU head coach 

Also for the Demons 
were freshmen Keri 
Cottle with five kills and 
a .625 attack percentage, 
Shannon Puder added 
seven kills and junior 
Christina Stone with 
eight kills and 12 digs. 

NSU got nine service 
aces to two, and outhit 
the Ladies .222 to .116. 

The Demons resume 
conference action on 
Friday on the road and 
then come home for a 
six-match home spree in 
Prather Coliseum next 

"We have played 
everybody in the 
conference and now we 
know we can play with 
them and win," said 

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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 

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SAB sponsors week full of homecoming events 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Associations Board hosted a variety of events for the student body this week. 

An 'Open Mic Night' kicked off the events in the Alley on Monday and it showed a "very good turn out in the Coffee 
House" according to SAB president Michelle Meyer. 

"It was like a little talent show," Jennifer Grey member of the Homecoming Court, said. "Anybody that wanted to could 
sing off a Karaoke machine-a lot of people brought their own music." 

On Tuesday in the Student Union, photo buttons were made for students by the SAB. The origin of this activity is 
unknown, but Meyer explained it by saying, "it is just a tradition." 

The photo buttons were available on Tuesday and will also be available on Thursday in the Student 


Photo by Rachael Kldd 

On Tuesday, over 400 
University students attended 
the lip sync and 
'Homecoming Hunnies' 
contests sponsored by the 
SAB. One of the contestants 
was Mark Walton, a member 
of Sigma Nu fraternity. Theta 
Chi fraternity won the men's 
portion of the lip sync 

Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

"We are doing it two days, that way we can hopefully get to more students," Meyer 
said, "We want students to understand it is first come / first serve. It is pretty much 
until we run out of Polaroid film." 

Tuesday night at 6 p.m. the 'Homecoming Hunnies' and lip sync contests were held in 
the Ballroom, and the SAB was able to boast another impressive turn out for this weeks activities. 

"A very awesome turn out.. .at least 400 people. It was very packed," said Meyer, "Every year 
this is actually one of our biggest events during homecoming week" 

The 'Homecoming Hunnies' event consisted of males and females entertaining the Homecoming 
court for 45 seconds, and then the court voting on their favorite people. Robin Samson and Brian 
McCoy were the two winners of the competition, and will get the honor of riding with the 
Homecoming Court in Friday's parade. 

The lip sync contest was run differently this year by the forming of Cont'd Oil page 2 

v Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Kappa Kappa Psi 'Car Bash' 

^Ppa Kappa Psi sponsored a 'Car Bash' which began on Monday and ended yesterday. Students had three different options of bashing the car. Students could use tools such as a small 
^dge hammer, a crowbar and a large sledge hammer. 50 percent of the contributions went to the Red Cross. The event raised over $200. 

"Should I stay or should I go?" 

University students contemplate heading home for Homecoming 

y Mindy Mixon 

pee Reporter 

When the idea for Homecoming 
0ri ginated in the 1940's, its purpose 
^ for students and alumnae to band 
Aether to cheer on the Demon football 


Lately, however, that notion has 
°rne an outdated concept. More and 
re students run home during the 

^kend of homecoming. 

It's all campuses across the state of 
'■siana, not just Northwestern," 
^ Henry, director of student 
iv ities, said. "Students want 
">a's home cooking and to get 
; Sundry done." 

fact, at one time the Student 
ivitie s Board shelled out big bucks 
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1 wish I could tell you differently, but generally 
end programming just doesn't work," Henry 
• 'Students like to do their own things." 
L , °- what could be better than attending a co'lege 

|)f> s . * have to drive to Kaplan to see my boyfriend," 
lCfi Briolo said. "I know that when I return all my 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

eard, a University student, packs up her car for her voyage home this weekend, 
the SAB has spent large sums of money to prevent these types of pilgrimages. 

friends will be talking about it, but I really want to 
see my boyfriend." 

"I am taking twenty hours of classes," Ike 
McCool said. "I've been doing nothing but 
homework for the past two weeks and I don't have 
time to go." 

"I don't go because I have family at home to take 

care of," Amy Winn said. "I would like to 
go because I think I would enjoy it, but I 
don't have much of a night life." 

Jobs are the primary reason students 
miss out on weekend social activities. 

"I work two jobs to pay for school," 
Kim Eppler said. "I haven't gone to any 
games yet." 

"I'd like to go but I am scheduled to 
work this Saturday," Braden Guy said. 
"But I still have two years left to attend 
football games." 

However, last years homecoming 
game against rival McNeese State drew a 
record crowd of 13,029 fans almost filling 
Turpin Stadium, which hold 15,971. 
Doug Ireland, sports information 
director, expects to max out the stadium 
this weekend. 

"This is only the second time we've 
played at home this season and it's 
against a good opponent," Ireland said. 
"It will be a beautiful day, the team has 
been playing well and the band will be there." 

Students will have only four opportunities to 
root for the Demons at home. Ireland advises to take 
advantage of the few chances. 

"There is nothing that brings people together on 
this campus like a football game, and this particular 
game has so much tradition," Ireland said. 

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three divisions for: fraternities, 
sororities, and general 
organizations, including 
residential halls. Winners of the three divisions were for the 
fraternities, Theta Chi; sororities, Delta Sigma Theta; and for 
general, the African American Caucus. 
A 'Fun Run' was held on Wednesday by the Intramural 
Building at 4 p.m. along with a block party at 6 p.m. The 
distance of the run was 3.1 miles and 225 people participated. 
"We had a great turn out," Mark Deshotel, director of 
recreational sports, said. 

A 'Slamboree' will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Prather 

"It is something new.. .we started two years ago," Meyer 
said, "We do it at Prather, and it is equal to 'Dinner with the 
Demons', which we do in the spring to honor the spring 

The Homecoming parade will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. 
and the pep rally following at 5:30 p.m. on the River Front. 
"Demons on Tour" is the theme for this years parade, and will 
have around 30 floats from a variety of student organizations. 

"We got the idea for it because the Demons do travel to 
different states to play football," Meyer said. 

And last but not least, the football game, which is the main 
event of this week, will kick-off at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The 
Demons will be hosting Nicholls State, and will surely provide 
the Homecoming court and fans with a win. 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Members of Delta Upsilon were amongst the many groups that participated 
in Tuesday's lip sync contest. The members pictured above were (from the 
left) Codey Christensen, Kurt Lonrdier and Torrey Washington. 

Campus Connections 


Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 15 at 5 p.m. 
in Russell Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels are eligible. 

The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the 
center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise and worship service 
Wednesday. On Homecoming day the CSO will meet at the church at 4 p.m. or 
at Prather by 4:45 p.m. to ride on the float. Everyone is welcome to join us. The 
CSO is also hosting a living rosary to pray for an end to abortion. Come join us 
Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Riverbank Stage. For any information call Amy 
Dowden at 352-2615 or email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across the street 
from Watson Library, every Wednesday night. The worship begins at 8:31 p.m. 
All students are welcome to attend. For more information call the BCM at 352- 


Circle K International invites you to its meetings every Tuesday night at 8:30 
p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. For more information call Jessica at 357- 


Any woman interested in being a participant in the 2002 Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet pageant should go by room 214 of the Student Union to pick up a 
scholarship application. There will be an informational meeting Wednesday in 
the President's Room of the Student Union. 


The following companies will conduct on campus interviews for junior or 
senior business, marketing or management majors in October: Sherwin 
Williams - Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 305 of the Student 
Union; TXU Electric - EET majors October 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Interested students in an interview should come with a resume and transcript. 


FCA will be having its weekly fellowship every Tuesday night. The meetings 
are held in the athletic field house on the south end of Turpin Stadium at 8 p.m. 
There will be a devotional speaker each week. Everyone is welcome to come 
and join us in praise. 


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is having its informational meeting Wednesday at noon 
in room 213 of Russell Hall. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is 


The following companies have sent correspondence to CCS informing us of 
current position openings: KTBS Shreveport-local sales account executive, 
NSU Printing-Printer I, NSU Shreveport Nursing-Secretary I. Come by room 
305 of the Student Union for additional information. 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential members to its weekly 
meetings, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kyser Hall. 

NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in playing club soccer to 
their practices which are held behind Watson library at 5:00 p.m. Monday 
through Friday and Sunday. 


The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art magazine, are ready and 
can be picked up for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 

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of Kyser Hall. 

Faculty Senate tables SGA bill 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The Faculty Senate tabled 
a bill by the SGA that allowed 
student evaluation of faculty 
to be made public. 

The Bill FA01-006 was 
sponsored by the Academic 
Affairs Committee, which is 
headed by Jessica Cramer. 
Cramer spoke to the Faculty 
Senate on Tuesday 
concerning the bill and it's 

"The objective of the bill 
is to give the students 
information on the 
faculty/'Cramer said. "This 
information will help the 
registration process." 

Many faculty senators 

objected to the bill on the 
basis of privacy and validitv. 

"The problems I have 
with this bill is that it is very 
broad, was not signed by the 
SGA President, and is 
possibly illegal," Dr. Frances 
Pearson, President of the 
Senate said. 

However, students are 
not the only ones who are 
concerned with the student 

"Another problem I have, 
as a faculty member and not 
as the senate president, is that 
the evaluations themselves 
are not very good," Pearson 
said. "So, the information 
being made public would not 
help any if the information 
was not beneficial." 

Because of the Facultv 
Senate's concern with student 
evaluations they have 
established a committee to 
look into it. This committee is 
co-chaired by Bob Gilliam, 
faculty at the Graduate 
School, who looks at 
evaluations for internet 
courses and Scott Roach, a 
member of the faculty at the 
College of Business, who 
looks at evaluations for 
classroom courses. 

"I think the evaluations 
are very poor and do not 
provide good information," 
Roach said. "I know that 
there are other universities 
who have done this sort of 
thing, so I think we should 
look outside of our university 

and create a model of another 
universities program." 

The Student Evaluation 
Committee is in the process 
of reviewing and possibly 
revising the student 
evaluations. When 
questioned on the SGA's plan 
of action Dustin Floyd, 
Speaker of the Senate, said 
that a new bill will be 
written. Pearson expects 
another bill to be brought 
before the Faculty Senate and 
will allow it if changes are 

"If the SGA can prove 
that this bill is legal and will 
rewrite it with more specific 
language, then I will let is 
come before the senate 
again," Pearson said. 

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BCM sponsors "Shak-a-thon"; 
donations reach $2,800 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

"Shak-a-thon" - the mere 
word conjures up fantasies in 
the minds of most college 
students. But this annual 
"Shak-a-thon" is different. The 
Baptist College Ministry hosts 
the event to raise awareness for 
homelessness while funding 
money for mission projects. 

Last Saturday, sixty-two 
students piled in nine shacks, 
made from various raw 
materials like pallets to 
sawmill slabs to cardboard 
boxes. Some even came 
furnished with televisions 
plucked off the side of the road. 

"It was a team building 
experience as well as an 
ecology one," Bill Collins said. 
"This is truly a multi-faceted 
event. We go around town 
picking up peoples junk, make 
the shacks, then the shacks are 
used to light the Homecoming 

This year the "Shak-a- 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Mandi Johnson, a brave "shacker," weathered the storm in last Saturday's 
"Shak-a-thon." The BCM sponsored event collected over $2,800 in 

thon" coincided with a cold 
front that swept through the 
town of Natchitoches, taking 
the roofs off most of the shacks 
in the process. 

"The wind ripped the roofs 
off," Paul Endris, a BCM 
"Shak-a-thon" participant said. 
"Then the rain caved the roofs 


Eventually the drenched 
students took comfort in the 
BCM, unlike their counterparts 
would be able to do. 

"During a rainstorm like 
we experienced, a homeless 
person would be forced to find 
a bridge of some sort," Endris 


The fundraiser, however, 
was still a success, raising over 

"We don't publicize the 
event much, but we're finding 
out that the event is catching 
on in Natchitoches," Collins 

Moreover, those who 
participate are never quite the 

"I most definitely have a 
new appreciation for what I 
possess," Endris confessed. 
"I'm also not as quick to judge 
those who are homeless. At one 
time, my initial reaction would 
have been to get off the streets 
and get a job. Now, I have more 

"With the recent terrorist 
attacks on New York City, 
many people have suddenly 
found themselves without a 
home," Rachel Barbo, Baptist 
Collegiate President, said. 
"People don't choose to be 

Webb speaks on Homecoming traditions 


By Kira Gervais and Elona 

Sauce Staff 

Homecoming means 
tradition to most schools and 
universities. It's a time for 
students of old and new to 
gather and watch football 
while reminiscing about their 
college days of yesteryear. 

NSU President Randall J. 
Webb said at Northwestern 
State University, it is tradition 

that brings people back to 
Natchitoches and the 

"Obviously, it's the 
parade, the court and the 
football," he said. 

Peggy Guess, a 1960 NSU 
graduate, said she remembers 
students looking forward to 
Homecoming. She said even 
her professors got in on the 
Homecoming fun. 

"I was a home economics 
major, and our teacher for our 

tailoring class set up our 
assignment in the fall so that 
we would have to make our 
homecoming suits," Guess 
said. "Homecoming was 
always in October, and it was 
always hot, but we wore 
them anyway." 

Both Guess and Webb 
have watched NSU grow, and 
with that growth, they said 
some traditions have 
changed. Webb said when he 
was a student at NSU, all of 

the Homecoming events were 
held at Varnado Hall. 

"There has been a change 
in facilities," he said. 

"We have started a new 
tradition," he said. 

In recent years, the NSU 
band has started a new 
tradition. Bill Brent, director 
of bands, said five years ago, 
an alumni band was started. 
They play along with current 
members at the game. 

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Contact the Opinions Department 

Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl 

Letter to the editor 

Student questions worthiness of funding for homecoming elections 

Matt Bailey 
NSU Sophomore 

There has been a call for a 
review of the election system 
regarding the homecoming 
court at NSU. 

Some students believe 
that our current system does 
not allow for fair minority 
representation on the court. I 
think we have other problems 
as well. 

First of all, I was told that 
of the approximately 7,000 
students that attend class on 
this campus, only about 900 
voted in the election. That is 
approximately 13% of the 

student body who cared 
enough to vote. So if only 900 
voted, that means to have won 
with a majority would mean 
getting 500-600 votes. 

I do not see how being on 
the court is in any way an 
honor for those elected by 
approximately 10% of their 
fellow students. How 
representative is the court of 
the entire campus, 6,000 of 
which didn't even vote? 

I would like to know how 
much the university is dishing 
out for the court this year and 
how much of that I paid for 
with my fees. 

I would also like to know 
how much it costs to rent the 

voting machines and conduct 
an election on campus. 

I do not see a point in 
having a university-funded 
election if the majority of the 
students do not care enough to 

The numbers in this 
election reveal that most 
students do not care who is 
elected to the homecoming 
court, and I would predict 
that, if asked, at least 65% 
would confess to being totally 
apathetic towards the idea of a 
homecoming court. 

I for one would prefer my 
percentage of the funding to 
go towards something more 
worthwhile, such as new 

by Jenno Hickman 

Letter to the editor 

No one cares about signs around campus 

Tasha Nicole Braggs 

Obviously, you must not 
have had anything better to 
write about than the signs you 
see around campus. 

There are so many other 
issues that need your 
attention, for example 
homecoming or SGA, but you 
chose to pick on signs that 
express how much Tri-Sigma 
or any other organization 
appreciates certain 

Quite frankly no one 
really cares anyway! Now I 


Editor's Take 

not trying to burst your 
bubble Mr. Hill, but everyone 
does NOT have to think you 
rock! In the real world of 
newspapers, you and your 
staff would probably be loved 
and HATED by all. 

As far as making others 
celebrities for a week, I feel 
that can be argued. From 
what I have seen, most of 
these people you spotlight as 
CELEBRITIES are in briefs. 
The sauce never fails to 
spotlight a page, have long 
review of SGA minutes or run 
those unusual cartoons. 

Now do not take what I 
am saying out of contexts. I 

will admit that the Sauce does 
cover spectacular stories, for 
example the New York and 
D.C. story, but the other 
people may not agree. You 
have to understand that our 
fees help to pay for this paper 
and it should be enough 
appreciation that we pick one 
up each week. 

Mr. Hill, I would like you 
to think about some of the 
things that you write in your 
editorials. Do you honestly 
think that we as a student 
body think about the signs 
around campus? We want 
you to make us think, and not 
be completely bored to 

SGA actions extremely "childish"; Current 
Sauce plans to end "silly cat fight" 

I'd like to congratulate 
the members of this 
year's homecoming court 
on being elected to their 

I would also like to 
wish the Demons 
good luck in 
Saturday's game 
against Nicholls. 

I wish I could 
spend more time 
talking about the 
something I 
planned on 
writing about this 
week. But the actions by 
the NSU Student 

Government Association 
have put my thoughts on 


Over the past 
semester, your student 
government association 
has managed to smear 
Watson Library and tried 
to embarrass the 
faculty of NSU. Not 
only that, they've 

unsuccessfully, to 
harass the staff 
members of the 
Current Sauce and 
attempt to railroad 
our operations. 

Rondray Hill ] wou id like to let 

Editor's Takethe readers know 

that this operation by the 
SGA has been going on 


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for months. And on each 
occasion, the members of 

the Current Sauce have 
maintained the high road 
throughout this entire 
ordeal. For that, I am very 

But it seems members 
of the SGA would like to 
get involved in some sort 
of semester-long cat fight 
in order to keep their 
names in the headlines. 

SGA senator Jeremy 
Henriques decided to 
write legislation that 
would require Current 
Sauce reporters to tape all 
interviews and give them 
to the SGA to keep on 

Not only 
Henriques' behavior is 

parking lot construction. 

Those few students who 
feel it is necessary to continue 
the popularity contest of the 
homecoming court could raise 
funds and sponsor the election 
of their friends. 
Going back to the original 
complaint, I would like to pose 
more questions. In a 
democratic election, where 
everything is supposed to be 
fair and representative of the 
voters, how can it be possible 
to place rules on who must be 
elected? If a minority group 
want a minority elected, I say 
get the votes. In an election 
with a 13% turnout, a lack of 
representation seems to be due 

Letter to the editor 

to a lack of votes. 

Before I close, I would like 
to talk a little about interests 
and money. I think those who 
control activities, elections, 
and decision-making should 
work to be more responsive of 
the real needs of the student 
majority. To balance our 
meager funds in a manner 
more representative of all 
students' interests, not just 
those who are involved with 
student activities and Greek 
life, should be a goal as well. 

A system should be 
developed through which 
judgments regarding funding 
can be made. 

In cases where little 

SGA Vice President responds to 
Homecoming court lacks minorities 

Dustin Matthews 

Junior, SGA Vice President 

This article is in regards to 
the entry in last weeks 
Current Sauce entitled, 
Homecoming court lacks 
minorities. As a member of 
the 2001 homecoming court, 
this article particularly 
interests me. 

First of all, it is 
unbelievable to me that every 
single issue at Northwestern 
must be looked upon with a 
racial point of view. I am in 
no way a racist, and I 
hate when someone insists on 
turning a simple matter into a 
racial issue. 

It is in no way the 
intention of this university to 
deny any minority their 
proper representation. 

As for the fact that Mr. 
Addison does not believe that 
none of the nine black female 
nominees were elected, the 
voting polls do not lie. It 
was clearly stated in last 
weeks article that this 
university is made up of well 
over 2,000 black students. 

There were only about 600 
votes cast in this year's 

If only one-forth of the 
black population would have 
voted for the black female 
nominees, none of them 
would have had a problem 
being elected on 
the court. 

As far as the statement 
about Bo Wellborn "helping" 
students vote, I clearly 
understand your complaint. 

As a student of 
Northwestern, Mr. Addison, 
you should have said 
something to Bo or one of the 
individuals administering the 

It is your right as a 
student to contest any election 
you feel to be 

unconstitutional. Also, I don't 
know of any student who had 

a misconception that you had 
to vote for ten nominees. 

Secondly, Mr. Addison, 
the "invisible" election 
committee that was referred to 
in your article is extremely 
visible to anyone that wishes 
to see it. 

This committee is chosen 
within the Student 
Government Association 
senate. ALL senators are 
asked if they would like to 
serve on this committee, and 
there are plenty of black 
students in the SGA. I assure 
you the opportunity is there. 

As for the comment, "In a 
political election, not all of the 
people working the 
polls are white," not all of the 
people working the 
Northwestern polls were 
white either. 

Each member of the SGA, 
excluding those individuals 
who are participating in the 
election, are required to work 
the polls for at least one 
hour for every day of the 
election. There were a 
number of black students 
working the polls this year. 

Thirdly, the decision made 
to only host the polls in the 
student union was made 
last year. 

I assure you that the 
election board as well as 
faculty members made the 
decision to host the polls in 
the union because that 
is the center of campus and 
that location offers equal 
opportunity for all 
students to vote. 

I guess the three black 
males that were elected this 
year just got lucky, huh? 

By the way, you said that 
the black population is about 
20%; well the Greek 
population is only about 
13%. (And that includes 
predominantly black 
organizations too.) 

student interest is shown, 
funding should be the 
responsibility of those 
involved and not the 
University itself or the 

In closing, I would like to 
suggest that everyone take a 
look around and not be afraid 
to question what is going on. I 
would love to learn about the 
opinions of other students 
concerning these matters. 

Don't forget that we are 
paying to go to college here at 
Northwestern State University 
where the students come first. 

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childish and unacceptable 
of a representative of 
N5U. I would remember 
that come election time. 

But his actions are 
representative of a large 
portion of the SGA. 
Senators have tried to 
pass, almost at will, 
legislation that is vague, 
shallow, unresearched and 
vindictive to groups. 
During the year, your 
SGA has tried to freeze 

Current Sauce funds and 
require editors to 
maintain office hours. If 
senators had done their 
research, they would have 
known that all student 
media editors have been 
keeping hours since the 
first day of school. 

legislation basically 
blaming Watson Library 
for disk corruption was 
done without even asking 

for support from the 
library. Watson library 
employees have done test 
after test that proves their 
security systems are 

In short, the SGA has 
started this fight, but the 
Current Sauce is ending it. 

As of now, I am 
placing a moratorium on 
all letters to the editor 
from any SGA senator 
dealing with a Current 

Sauce I SGA problem. They 
decided not to go through 
the proper channels in 
explaining themselves, so 
they no longer have any 
channels. We will 
continue to give them fair 
and balanced coverage, 
but if the SGA wants to 
make headlines, they 
better do it the right way. 

Also, you will no 
longer see the SGA 
minutes in the Sauce. For 

the past years, editors 
have been running the 
minutes as a service to the 
SGA. That will no longer 
happen. We will post the 
minutes online at 
We will also continue to 
send a reporter to 
meetings to make sure the 
SGA does not half step 
this year. 

Your SGA seems bent 
on continuing a stupid 

war of words between 
them and the Sauce. The 
Current Sauce has no such 
desire. The issue is dead. 

You can quote me on 

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Letter to the editor 

Kyser Hall's mens restroom 
stalls need doors 

Shane Erath 

At last, I have found 
the hidden motive behind the 
"turdicious" Phantom 
Pooper's attacks. It is obvious 
to this writer why the Rapides 
dorm is being plagued by this 
dilemma; obviously, the 
Pooper was too ashamed to 
use the door-less stalls in 
Kyser Hall! 

Innocently wandering to 
his classes, the Phantom 
Pooper suddenly heard the 
blaring sirens of nature 
calling, and because the stalls 
of the Kyser Hall men's 
bathrooms lack doors, he was 
much too embarrassed to go 
there. Consequently, 
dropping his backpack and 
forgetting the math test he 
was about to take, he sprinted 
down the stairwell from the 
third floor, jetting across 
campus to Rapides dorm. 
Sadly, he was not fast enough 
to make it all the way from 
Kyser to the Rapides 

bathroom an only made it as 
far as the showers. Hence, the 
repeated messes in the 

Now, this scenario might 
be a bit absurd, but it does 
bring to mind a valuable 
point — the lack of doors in 
Kyser Hall's bathrooms. 
Perhaps my memory is failing 
me, but I seem to remember 
something in the Constitution 
about American citizens 
having a right of privacy, and 
the fact that our university 
administration doesn't respect 
that rather offends me. I'm 
sure I'm not the only person 
who is irked by the lack of 
stall doors in the bathrooms, 

What point am I trying to 
make? I guess, if the NSU 
administration really wants to 
stop the plague of the 
Phantom Pooper, they should 
give students a more private 
place than the dorm showers 
to do their business. 




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95-year-old has had same stadium seats for 50 years 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

For more than 50 years, at every Northwestern State 
University home football game, 95-year-old Rena Buckley has 
sat in Section G, Row M, seats seven and eight. 

Her husband sat in one of those seats until he died in 1977. 
After his death, Buckley continued her tradition, and attended 
NSU games without him. She gave her extra ticket to a family 

Buckley, an NSU graduate, first attended the university, then 
called Normal, in 1929. She went a few years, and quit to teach. 
She married in 1932, and didn't return to complete her degree 
until about 15 years later. 

"I went back after I married, and after that, taught for about 
19 years," she said. 

Buckley said she can't remember much about the college, 
but can remember how friendly students were. From her trips to 
football games, Buckley said she's noticed how little this has 


"Back then, the students were friendly," she said. "It seems 
like students are as friendly with each other now." 
Buckley doesn't miss many games. 

"I go to about every game I can go to," she said. "I went one 
Saturday night, and it was cold, cold weather. I came home and 
said 'If it's that cold next time, don't say game to me.'" 

Getting to the games can be a challenge for Buckley, who is 
frail from age. She uses a walker to get around. She said her 
family helps her up the stadium in a wheelchair. With their help 
and the help of the elevator, she goes up the steps and is able to 
watch the game from her beloved seats. 

Buckley refuses to let her age keep her from her seats. 

"I don't want somebody else to take those seats," she said. 

On Saturday, Buckley will be in her seats in Section G, Row 
M. She'll be watching her Alma Mater, and hoping for another 
Homecoming victory. 

As for the game, Buckley hasn't decided whom she'll give 
her extra ticket to. 

In Perspective 

Motorcycle Club 
subject of exhibit 

Photo courtesy of Cammie G. Henry Research Center 

Three club members pose for a photo along with their bikes, 
Several photos like this are included in the H.G. Hawthorne 
Collection. They document the club's history, and some events 
the members participated in. 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

The Natchitoches Motorcycle Club is showcased in an 
exhibit in the NSU Cammie G. Henry Research Center in 
the Eugene R Watson Library this month. 

The club was established in July of 1948, and lasted 
for only about two years. 

Dale Sauter, assistant archivist at the library, found 
some information about the club and decided to do an 
exhibit after finding a small collection of photos, 
souvenirs and newspaper articles. 

"I'm interested in motorcycles, and found the 
collection," he said. "So, I decided to put an exhibit 

Sauter said records of the club and its activities are 
contained in the H.G. Hawthorne Collection. This 
collection contains member records, meeting minutes and 
registration documents certifying membership with the 
American Motorcyclists Association (AM A), a national 
organization for cyclists that is still in existence. 

1948 club is documented with 
photos, souvenirs and articles 

Most members were residents of Natchitoches, and 
one was an NSU student. 

"I found four or five original members and am in the 
process of interviewing them," Sauter said. "After that, 
I'll have more information to add to the collection." 

Despite its short existence, club members got to 
experience life on the road. They documented their road 
adventures throughout the South, by collecting the 
numerous photographs and memorabilia that can be seen 
in the exhibit. 

"They did regional routes," Sauter said. "From 
photographs and souvenirs, I can tell they did races in 
New Orleans a lot and races in Texas." 

Some photographs are of a visit to Daytona for the 
1949 Annual Bike Week. 

"That was a pretty big deal for back then," Sauter 

Photo courtesy of Cammie G. Henry Research Center 

A member rides on the beach of Daytona, Florida during the 
1949 Annual Bike Week. The club took a trip to Daytona 
Beach, for the celebration. The collection contains several 
souvenirs from the event. 

Photo by Racheal Kidd Current Sauce 

Rena Buckley, 95, has attended Northwestern State University football 
games for more than 50 years. For those years, she has sat in the same 
stadium seat - Section G, Row M, seats seven and eight. 

Alcohol Awareness 
Week recognized j 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

In an effort to educate students about the dangers of alcohol 
and drugs, NSU Residential Life sponsored Alcohol and Drug 
Awareness Week last week. This week, Oct. 15-19, is National 
Alcohol Awareness Week, but due to Homecoming events, NSU 
held awareness events a week early. 

Woody Blair, director of residential life, said the purpose of 
the events were to inform students of the potential dangers of 
alcohol consumption. 

"That's all we're trying to do," Blair said, "...make sure 
students know the consequences of poor decisions, especially ! 
after you've had a few beers." - J 

Last week's events took place in all of the campus 
dormitories. There, residents played games like Twister, Bingo, I 
Trivial Pursuit and football for monetary prizes. Afterward, 
speakers from the District Attorney's office, Health Services anl 
the Governor's Counsel for Abstinence gave presentations in ail 
effort to combat problems associated with alcohol. 

Those who attended said they had fun, and also learned a 

"It was a nice thing for our residential halls," said Alishia 
Scott, Sabine resident. "They need to do more." 

On Thursday, an Alcohol Awareness carnival was held in 
the Student Union Ballroom. Game winners from the dorms 
competed for championship titles. In addition, there was a non 
alcoholic bar, and students had the chance to win door prizes 
Leah Lentz, from Counseling and Career Services was the guest 

Student Candace Sylvain said she had fun at the carnival. 

"It was nice," Sylvain said. "I won $25." 

Alcohol awareness events are held annually, through the 
Residential Life program. 

Facts about alcohol 

* 1 in every 10 American women in peak reproductive years (18-24 

* 1/3 of alcoholic deaths are from suicides or accidents such as 

* Only 14 percent of deaths actually caused by alcoholism are so 

♦As many as 3 million Americans over the age of 60 are alcoholics | 
have serious drinking problems 

Hollywood helps military with war plans, futuristic designs 

by Karen Brandon 

Chicago Tribune 

In some respects the meeting was just another brainstorming 
session, with the entertainment industry's creative minds trying 
to concoct plausible, yet unexpected, disaster scenarios - the 
kinds of plot twists that drive the action and disaster terrorist 
movie genre. • 

But over the last two weeks, a group drawn from 
Hollywood's talent pool has begun imagining what possible 
terrorist attacks could befall the nation next, not for the sake of 
entertainment, but for the sake of national security. The group, 
comprised of what is said to be fewer than 100 entertainment 
industry representatives volunteering for the job, was convened 
at Army's request to help the military "think out of the box" 
about terrorism and how to respond. 

The idea of tapping fiction writers to dream up the possible 
parameters of terrorism, a move that once might have seemed 
far-fetched, no longer sounds outlandish to many. 

Before Sept. 11, who would have imagined that hijackers 

would pilot commercial airliners in coordinated attacks on the 
World Trade Center and the Pentagon? 

"The hope was that by tapping into this creativity, maybe 
they would come up with new ideas," said Richard Lindheim, 
the executive director of the research center that assembled the 
group, the Institute for Creative Technologies, an unusual 
collaboration combining elements of Hollywood and Silicon 
Valley, the military and academia. 

Following multiple, five-hour sessions he described as 
intense, Lindheim declined to detail any of the scenes imagined 
by participants. 

"I think you can understand that if I discussed the content, 
the value of it would be diminished," he said. 

Such sessions, which may continue if they prove valuable, 
represent only one facet of the collaborative work at the 
institute, created at the University of Southern California two 
years ago with a $45 million investment from the Army. The 
institute was conceived after a report from the National 
Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the 
government on scientific and technical questions of national 

importance, called for defense and entertainment industries to 
collaborate on simulation technology. 

From futuristic offices designed by Herman Zimmerman, 
the production designer for five "Star Trek" films and the 
television series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," participants 
essentially are combining their eclectic skills to create "virtual 
battlefields," capable of changing with the touch of buttons. ' 
When completed, these simulations will present soldiers with . 
realistic training for the kinds of situations they may encounter 
in the new missions that the military faces. 

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to brainstorm about the next generation of military vehicles, ^ e 
design of "smarter" military uniforms, and, most recently, the 
next wave of potential terrorist actions. 

This is not the first time Hollywood has been recruited f" r 
war. During World War II, the entertainment industry was 
enlisted for government propaganda, with famed director fi a 
Capra, for instance, making a series of movies for the War 


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Juvenile coming to Natchitoches 


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gy Elona Boggs 

life Editor 

New Orleans' rap veteran, Juvenile, will 
|je visiting Natchitoches on Friday, 
performing a live concert at Ben Johnson 
Auditorium on Martin Luther King Drive. 

The event, sponsored by Alpha Phi 
Alpha fraternity, costs $25 a ticket. Ju'Juan 
Allen, senior advisor for APA, said they are 
expecting anywhere from 3000 to 5000 

"We are expecting to draw people from 
ftlany Alexandria and Shreveport. We have 
even heard of people coming from Monroe," 
he said. 

Allen said the idea of getting Juvenile 
vvas conceived because of the lack of 
weekend Homecoming events for students. 

"In years past , Northwestern really 
hasn't had any big events for Homecoming, 
on the weekend," he said. "Other schools in the state usually 
have something like this." 

Allen said after speaking with some contacts in the 
Natchitoches community, the idea became a reality. 

"We spoke to some people in the Natchitoches community 
who knew someone who knew someone and got in touch with 
some big time artists," he said. "We decided to bring in Juvenile 

because he has a big hit single out 
right now, and he is very popular in 
local clubs here in Natchitoches." 

The concert is sponsored by area 
Conoco stores. 

"They came to us with the idea to 
help them promote it, and get it out 
in the community and get the 
students involved," Allen said. 

Allen said Juvenile is taking the 
opportunity to reach his small-town 

"He's used to playing to large 
crowds, so this will be a change for 
him," he said. 

Juvenile, whose real name is 
Terius Gray, began rapping at an 
early age. His career started in the 
rap trio 3Grand. In 1995, he went 
solo and has gained global 
popularity since. Juvenile's recent 
successes with singles, "Ha" and "Back That Ass Up," have 
made him well known. 

The concert begins at 9 p.m., on Friday night at the Ben 
Johnson Auditorium in Natchitoches. Those attending can pay 
their $25 entry fee at the door. Those attending are advised to 
arrive early to ensure seating and viewing areas. 

Photo courtesy Yahoo! Music 

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Band's name suddenly scarier than intended 

By Howard Cohen 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

Selecting a tasteless name is one of the main joys of being a 
hard rock band, it seems. Megadeth, anyone? 

But when your band's name is Anthrax, and when exposure 
to the deadly anthrax bacteria has been confirmed in an 
atmosphere of post-attack fear, there is unusual cause for 

The fear of biological warfare against the United States is a 
major topic of conversation, and several cases of exposure have 
been confirmed at the Palm Beach County publishing house 
American Media. And suddenly, "Anthrax" seems to some like 
too awful a name even for a metal band. 

On its Web site (, the band is responding, 
although in a tongue-in-cheek way. "In light of current events, 
we are changing the name of the band to something more 
friendly - Basket Full Of Puppies," members wrote in a posting 
on the site. "Actually, just the fact that we are making jokes 
about our name sucks." 

Anthrax, formed in New York 20 years ago, released its first 
album in 1983, with a name that fit the speed-metal music it 
played perfectly. 

But when everyone said America would never be the same 
after Sept. 11, they weren't kidding. Anthrax, a group that has 
more or less flown under the radar since shifting tastes in the 
"90s relegated its brand of music to cult status, is suddenly 
under the spotlight again - but not to its delight. 

"In the 20 years we've been known as Anthrax, we never 
thought the day would come that our name would actually 
mean what it really means," founding guitarist Scott Ian writes 
on the site. "When I learned about anthrax in my senior year 
biology class, I thought the name sounded "metal.' "Anthrax' 
sounded cool, aggressive, and nobody knew what it was. Even 
our album, "Spreading the Disease," was just a play on the 
name. We were spreading our music to the masses. 

"Before the tragedy of September 11 the only thing scary 
about Anthrax was our bad hair in the "80s and the "Fistful Of 
Metal" album cover. Most people associated the name Anthrax 
with the band, not the germ. 

Photo courtesy of 

Drew Barrymore plays a 15-year-old pregnant girl who reinvents herself in 
Riding In Cars With Boys, opening on Friday. 

Opening in Theaters 
this weekend 

Drew Barrymore rides with 
boys, Johnny Depp investigates 

By Chris Vognar 

The Dallas Morning News 


FROM HELL - The Hughes Bros, leave inner-city America 
for inner-city London in this bloody tale of Jack the Ripper. 
Johnny Depp stars as an opium smoking investigator. Based on 
the graphic novel of the same name. 

THE LAST CASTLE - What if Tony Soprano were an evil 
prison warden? Find out in this drama that pits James 
Gandolfini's baddie against Robert Redford's convict hero. 

MULHOLLAND DRIVE - David Lynch returns to surrealist 
form in a story of love, betrayal, and alternative realities in Los 
Angeles. It may be his strongest film since "Blue Velvet." 

RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS - Drew Barrymore looks 
more charming than ever as a single mother dealing with the 
aftermath of a failed marriage. 






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Homecoming 2 1 

Home is where the Heart is 


Homecoming of 
2000 went down as 
one of the best ever 

This year's homecoming battle between the Demons 
and the Nicholls State Colonels has a tough act to follow. 

Last year's homecoming game ranks as one of the most 
exciting and thrilling homecoming contests ever played in NSU 


14,586 fans were standing in their seats. 

None of them left when the Demons jumped out to a 20- 
7 lead at halftime. It was homecoming last year, when the 
Demons played host to McNeese. 

Those 14,586 fans saw the Cowboys make a game out of 
it, scoring 27 points in the final two quarters of play, making the 
score 34-27.. 

Head coach Steve Roberts, who was in his first year as 
Demon head coach, saw the Demons down by a touchdown 
with 2:01 left to play. 

"It was a great atmosphere," Roberts said. "One of the 
things you learn about a place is that people care. You could tell 
that homecoming and the role the game played in it was 

Ben Beach took over from the deep in NSU territory. He 
took over at the Demon 35 to be exact. The drive took only 1:18 
to complete, but when the drive was over, the score was tied 34- 
34. Beach needed only seven plays before hitting Sean Weber 
from four yards out to tie the game. 

It was at that point where things turned. 

Most of the crowd was looking for a squib kick of some 
kind on the ensuing kickoff. The squib kick takes away many of 
the opportunities to have a good return on the kickoff. The plan 
was to squib kick the ball down the center of the field, run the 
clock out and play for overtime. 

"It wasn't an onside kick. We squib-kicked the ball so 
there was less of a chance for a return," Roberts said. " The ball 
has to go through so many players. We kicked it off and 
Traymain Madison was able to strip the ball." 

Madison's fumble recovery set the Demons up for one of 
the most dramatic kicks in NSU history. Three plays and :39 
seconds later, Clint Sanford lined up to hit a 39-yard field goal to 
give the Demons an improbable, and heart stopping ending to a 
great game. 

The same 14,586 fans, the ones who hadn't left early, 
cheered wildly, and a celebration ensued on the field. 

The Demons gained 340 yards on total offense. The 
Cowboys had 425. The Demons had only one more rushing yard 
(95) than the Cowboys (94) did. 

They also only had three more points than McNeese did. 

The scene is still fresh on the 
minds of many students and NSU 
fans. Nearly 15,000 Demon fans 
paced Turpin Stadium as the 
Demons battled McNeese. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demons ready to face "much 
improved Nicholls State 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Tailback Jeremy Lofton is having a break out season for the Demons. 

By Rondray Hill 

Home, sweet home. 

Home, sweet 

This year's 
homecoming theme 
couldn't have fit better for 
a Demon squad that has 
played five of its first six 
games on the road. It truly 
has been a season where 
the Demons are "on tour." 

It's going to be great 
getting back home," said 
NSU head coach Steve 
Roberts. "Our guys were 
already getting excited 
about playing at home 
while they were packing 
their bags to head back 
here after the Elon game." 

After five straight road 
games, the Demons (4-2, 0- 
1) will play hosts to the 

Nicholls State Colonels in 
the first game of a two 
game homestand. The 
Demons hope that their 24- 
6 win last week versus 
Elon will help springboard 
them back into Southland 
conference action. 

"We've been very 
successful at home," 
Roberts said. "The players 
take a lot of pride out ofj 
going out there." 

The Demons moved up 
three spots in the Sports 
Network Top 25 poll to No. 
17. NSU held Phoenix to 
only 180 yards of total 

NSU will once again 
depend on back up QB 
Kevin Magee to step in for 
injured starter Craig Nail. 
Magee performed well last 
week, leading the Demons 
on an 80-scoring drive in 

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This week, The Current Sauce spent a little time with one of NSU's favorite coaches; Coach Black 

By Rondray Hill 


Assistant basketball coach 
Mark Slessinger is at a 
volleyball game Wednesday 
night. He knows that one of 
the best coaches in the NSU 
program, Coach Black, is being 
interviewed by the Editor of 
the Current Sauce. 

So, Slessigner drops in one 
of his favorite stories about 
Coach Black. 

"It's the Southland 
Conference tournament, the 
championship game," said 
Slessinger. "There's a minute 
left in the game. It's a critical 
time out. Black is sitting 
behind me with, holding the 

Slessinger gets more 
animated as he tells the story. 

"Black hands the 
chalkboard over to coach 
McConathy. He then looks at 
coach McConathy and says 
'we got it, coach." 

At, that point, Slessinger 
said the basketball coach "had 

a rush of calm come 
over him." 

"That quote by 
Coach Black got us 
into the tournament." 

Then, Coach Black 
flashes his bling, 
bling. It's silver-plated 
watch given to all 
players who make it 
to the NCAA 

"Show off the 
watch, Black," 
Slessinger said. 

Actually, his name 
is Harris Wilson. But 
you can call him 
Coach Black. He's 24. 
He has Autism. But he 
also has the ability to 
remember just about 
anything related to NSU 

"Black is single-handedly 
responsible for signing all the 
basketball team's top recruits,' 
Slessinger said. "He's 

Coach Black is actually 
from Natchitoches. He's lived 

"Coach Black is known 


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here all his life. He got 
acquainted to NSU by means 
of former coach Sam 
Goodwin's son, Jay. The story 
goes like this; Black would 
always hang around at 
Natchitoches Central football 
practices. After Jay went to 
NSU, the elder Goodwin 

basically took him in as an 
adopted son. In fact, Goodwin 
gave Harris Wilson his 
unofficial title as Coach Black. 

"Coach Black is probably 
the most informed on any of 
the athletes here at NSU," said 
Gerald Long, direct of the 
NSU Fellowship of Christian 

Athletes. "He 
never misses 
an FCA 
meeting. And 
he's so 
protective of 
the athletes 
here. It's kind 
of like a 
he has with 
the kids 

And it 
seems that 
everyone in 
the Athletic 
has a sort of 
love for 
Coach Black. 

"Our kids take him home 
and give him a lot of 
attention," says Long. "There 
are three things you have to 
know about Black. One, he has 
a huge appetite. He's always 
ready to eat. Two, He know 
more about the recruits than 

any of the coaches do. And 
three, he has a photogenic 

Long would then go into 
detail about the Brad Peveto 
story, and to make it short, 
Coach black remembered th e 
license plate number of coa^ 
Peveto without even looking 
at it. 

"It's his ability to 
remember the most minute 
detail about the athletes that 
make them comfortable here, 
Slessinger said. 

And some people have 
floated around a rumor that 
Coach Black, if he wanted V>> 
could run for Mayor of 
Natchitoches. Rumor also ha* 
it that if he didn't win the 
election, he'd sure give WaJ 
a run for his money. 

"I don't know about 
running for mayor, but he 
definitely could run for . 
president," Long said. "I 
one thing for sure, someo ne 
would come in second pl aCI? 
and it wouldn't be Black" 







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Demon volleyball picks up non- 
conference home win vs. TSU , 3-1 

The Northwestern State 
volleyball team overcame the 
loss of two key players to 
defeat Texas Southern 3-1 
Wednesday night at Prather 

The Demons (5-14 overall, 
1-9 SLC) won despite the loss 
of sophomore Aime Garcia 
and freshman Keri Cottle, 
Garcia to injury and Cottle to 
sickness. Freshman Shannon 
Puder and junior Christina 


Stone picked up the slack for 
NSU. Puder totaled a match- 
high 16 kills and added 3 
blocks while Stone gave 14 
kills and 11 digs for the 
Demons. Sophomore Cathy 
Herring had 44 assists while 
senior Amy Martens led the 
team in digs with 13. 

Texas Southern (10-7 
overall) was led by Paige 
Thompson with 13 kills and 13 
digs. Deatra Brandon had a 

match-high 18 digs while 
setter Natalia Harmon gave 42 
assists in the effort. 

Northwestern State won 
for the second time in the last 
three games. The Demons 
continue action when they 
host SLC foes Texas-Arlington 
Friday night at 7 p.m. and 
Sam Houston Saturday night 
at 7 p.m., both at Prather 

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before falling to the 
Bearkats 35-32. 
Quarterback Josh Son, who 
has been averaging 156 
yards in his last three 
games, leads the Colonels. 

Although the 
Colonels are the only 
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will matter on Saturday. 

"It's hard to 

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did last year." 

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conference special teamer 
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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 

U.S. battles threat of Anthrax 

University professor discusses potentiality of Anthrax infection 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

In a time where hysteria is 
rampant due to the threat of 
wide-scale biological warfare, 
Jerry Allen, professor of 
biological science, gives 
students the information on 

To start off, what is 

"It is a bacteria," Allen 
said. "It is not difficult to 
grow, the only part that one 
might have trouble in would 
be preparing the spores in a 
form that would be easily 

"The organism itself is 
fairly common in soil, 
particularly in farm areas," 
Allen said. "They are not 
killed by sunlight, heat or 
cold, and they survive very 

Two of the forms of 

Anthrax are skin and 
respiratory infection. The skin 
infection, which is the 
infection most likely acquired, 
is the less serious of the two 
infections, and the respiratory 
infection of the bacteria, 
which begins as flu-like 
symptoms, is the form that 
usual leads to death. 

"Sending it (Anthrax) 
through the mail is more 
likely to induce the cutaneous 
(skin) form," Allen said, 
"where you get the lesions on 
the skin." 

"With cutaneous Anthrax, 
even after the lesions develop, 
can be treated very 
effectively," Allen said, "as a 
matter of fact, many people 
who develop the cutaneous 
form — even if not treated — 
ultimately recover." 

"That is usually not the 
case with the inhaled form. 
Respiratory Anthrax 

treatment is not very effective 
after symptoms of the disease 

"Someone with a little 
background in bacteriology 
could isolate the organism 
and then probably grow it," 
Allen said. "If you are going 
to grow them and make endo- 
spores, you have to be able to 
protect yourself, so you need 
some expertise and some 
substantial amount of 
equipment that most people 
would not have laying 

Allen attributes the risk of 
developing Anthrax relative 
to the area one is in being in a 
heavily targeted part of the 

"For the general 
population, the fear of it (an 
attack) is worse than the 
threat," Allen said. "I doubt 
seriously you are going to see 
anything other than sporadic 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Not many workers around Natchitoches are taking Anthrax precautions. 
Postal workers at the downtown branch of Natchitoches Post Office were 
asked to wear masks (above) and rubber gloves when handling the mail. 

settle out on the soil," Allen 


Allen did not deem an 
attack by a crop duster very 
effective; instead, an attack 
that involved an enclosed area 
would be the most successful. 

"If you get it (Anthrax) 
out in the open the air will 
disperse it, some of it will 

said, "but to get large 
numbers infected you would 
probably need to have a 
relatively enclosed area where 
a lot of people were present." 

Outside of the risk of an 
attack, Allen considers people 
who are in high-risk areas 

should take some appropriate 

"Perhaps some 
precautions could be taken 
that would minimize your 
chances of acquiring the 
disease." Allen said. "Latex 
gloves, such as worn by lab 
personnel, would preclude 
the entrance of organisms 
onto the skin of the hand." 

"Mask are really not 
practical," Allen said. "Most 
of the mask that people are 
looking are not going to filter 
out bacteria." 

"I think we-the general 
public-should be aware it is 
not something you need to be 
totally complacent about and 
there is a need to go ahead 
and exhibit the normal kinds 
of caution that we are being 
advised to exhibit," Allen 
said, "but it is not something 
to be panicky about." 

Local post offices take little action, not concerned about Anthrax risks 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

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As the country struggles 
J with threat of mail order 
Anthrax the NSU Post Office is 
onfident in its safety from the 

David Christophe, the 
coordinator for the University 
Post Office, believes the lack of 
"high-profile people" in 
Natchitoches will be a saving 
point for the city, but the threat 
•s still alive with the receiving 
of miss-sent mail. 

"We are taking precautions 
because we get so much mail in 
here that has been miss-sent," 
Christophe said. "We get mail 
everyday for places like 
California or Washington D.C." 

"We are a secondary 
^rting, they sort it in a federal 
Postal service first," 
Christophe said. "That is one 
^ason I hope they would catch 
i{ before we would, if it js some 
^picious item." 
^spinous items include 
Parcels with a lot of postage or 
shape packages. 

Gail Dennis, a Natchitoches rural route carrier, does not think that she is at risk 
it's a real threat to our Natchitoches office. ..yet," she said. 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

by handling the mail. "I don't feel like 

"I am supposed to report 
suspicious items to the 
University police," Christophe 
said. "Then they notify 

environmental safety and 
through the chain of 

A precaution being taken by 

the University Post Office is the 
use of gloves to sort the 

"Everyone is wearing 

gloves to protect themselves," 
Christophe said. "We are 
trying to protect ourselves in 
case we come across anything." 
Christophe receives notices 
and warnings about the 
current conditions from the 
post office. 

"I receive stuff all the time 
about how to handle it 
(suspicious items) and what to 
look for," Christophe said. 

The University Post 
Office is being careful, but 
they do not expect 
anything in respect to the 
current happenings on the 
east coast. 

"We basically are not to 
worried about it," 
Christophe said. 

In addition to efforts 
taken by the University 
Post Office, the 
Natchitoches postal system 
is also making provisions. 

Juanitia Traylor, a retail 
sales associate for the 
downtown office, said that 
employees, mainly mail 
handlers, were also given 
the option of wearing 

gloves and masks while 
handling the mail. 

Although given the 
option, Gail Dennis, a rural 
route carrier, said "I don't feel 
it is a real threat to our 
Natchitoches office... yet." 

All Natchitoches postal 
workers are also required to 
watch instructional videos on 
contamination issues. 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

Retail sales associates Ed Denny (left) 
and Juanita Traylor (right) watch a video 
that warns postal workers of possible 
Anthrax infected materials. 

Isabella makes her move 

Campus' ghost to be moved to Nelson Hall 

Illustration by Rachael Kidd; Isabella Photo courtesy of Don Sepulvado 
night, following the NSU theater's production of The Tragedy of 
University faculty and students will escort the campus' famous ghost, 
her current home of Varnado Hall to the newly restored Nelson Hall. 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

Everyone knows who Isabella is. She's the subject of 
freshman orientation lessons, gets the blame for those 
bumps in the night on campus and is indisputably the 
most popular woman on campus. 

"Every freshman is taught about Isabella, you might 
not know who the president is or who your advisor is, 
but you know who Isabella is," Michelle Meyer, 
coordinator of the event, said. 

Isabella's story is one of lost love. She was a 
beautiful, French maiden whose lover was killed in a 
duel. She was so overcome with grief that she killed 
herself by plunging a dagger in her heart. For years, 
students believe her spirit has visited several buildings 
campus, primarily the Old Women's Gym and 


Varnado Hall. 

On Wednesday, students will have the chance to 
move the spirit of Isabella from her supposed current 
home in Varnado Hall, to the newly restored Old 
Women's Gym, now called Nelson Hall. 

The event will start at 10:30 p.m., and will follow the 
theatre department's production of The Tragedy of 
Frankenstein. Students can meet at three locations: the 
student union, the IM building or the three columns 
located in front of Russell Hall. From there, students will 
light candles and walk to Nelson Hall where the event 
will begin. 

Meyer said that there will be a master of ceremonies 
who will give a dramatic reading of the history of 
Isabella, and students from the theatre department will 
be dressed for the occasion. 

"Those participating from the theatre department 
will be dressed to set the 

mood," Meyer said. "We also COllt'd Oil page 3 

Five alumni added to The 
Long Purple Line' 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

'Distinguished Long Purple 
Line' was established in 1990 to 
provide recognition to former 
students whose career 
accomplishments have been a 
service to humanity. 

To date, 53 people have 
received this prominent honor, 
and last Friday at the Alumnae 
Homecoming Banquet, five 
others were added to that list. 
They were Dr. Allen Bonnette, 
Ed Bradly, Fred Clark, Judge 
Rebecca Doherty and Jimmy 

"It is just unbelievable to be 
honored by your alma mater," 
Patterson said. 

"I've been lucky enough to receive 
honors in the business world, but 
to be recognized by your alma 
mater is unbelievable." 

"It is a very surreal, unique experience," Bradley said. "You 
never picture yourself as far as receiving awards - always giving 
out awards - it really gets pretty deep down, all of a sudden your 

going back in time. It is never like you imagine, not at all." 

During the President's message, Randall Webb spoke of NSU 
academics, with most of the emphsis on the recent one 
hundred percent accreditation approval. Webb urged the 
alumnae to "fall in love with NSU all over again." 
ft Ik "I am amazed," Patterson said. "When I 

v ^tJYkw^ f . was here it was a great little school, now it's 
^fehfc 3 § reat kig school. I recommend it to 
everyone I know coming out of high 
, school." 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 
Last Friday five alumni were elected to 'The Long 
Purple Line.' The tradition, which began in 1990, 
provides recognition to those alumni who have 
accomplishments in their careers. 

Three hours later, when 
the ceremony ended, the old 
graduates gathered together for 
a walk down memory lane. 

"I remember vividly the 
time we had an organized 
demonstration right across the 
balcony from the student 
union," Bradley said. "We had 
Chicago playing in the background 
"Does anybody know what time it is." It 
was quite a celebration. I'll always remember that . 
NSU was good to me." 

"The friends that I've made here have been 
great," Patterson said. "And Northwestern is 
where I met and fell in love with my wife. I partied 
for two years and I studied for two years . I don't recommend 
that by the way." 

Media Board recommends meeting 
between SGA and Current Sauce 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

In a meeting on Tuesday, 
the Media Board 

recommended that Article X, 
Section 4.5 of the SGA by-laws 
be reviewed for 


The board recommended 
that the president of the SGA, 
Rusty Broussard, the editor of 
The Current Sauce, Rondray 

Hill, and their advisors meet 
to work out a compromise as 
to the issue of the minutes of 
the SGA meetings being 
printed in the paper. 

Hill was served a letter on 
Monday that notified him of 
the senate's intent to remove 
him from the position as 
editor. The reason cited for 
removal was violation of 
Article X, section 4.5 of the 
SGA by-laws. This section 

states that "a representative 
from The Current Sauce will 
attend all student senate 
meetings, and the minutes of 
each meeting will be printed 
in The Current Sauce." 

Hill was also given a copy 
of a letter sent to Jerry Pierce, 
chairman of the Media Board, 
by Broussard, vice-chairman 
of the Media Board, that 
recommended that the Media 
Board convene as soon as 

possible to consider the issue 
and to make a 
recommendation to the 
Student Senate. Present 
at the meeting were Hill, 
Broussard, members of The 
Current Sauce staff, SGA 
member, and the members of 
the Media Board. Hill was 
given the floor to explain The 
Current Sauce's position. 

cont'd on page 3 

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Disney is giving a presentation about paid internships November 15 at 5 
p.m. in Russell Hall Room 107. All majors and college levels are eligible 


The CSO will be having weekly Bible studies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at 
the center. Everyone is welcome. There will also be a praise and worship 
service Wednesday. For any information call Amy Dowden at 352-2615 or 
email to 


The BCM will have Wednesday night worship at the BCM, across the 
street from Watson Library, every Wednesday night. The worship begins 
at 8:31 p.m. All students are welcome to attend. For more information call 
the BCM at 352-5464. 


Circle K International invites you to its meetings every Tuesday night at 
8:30 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Union. For more information call 
Jessica at 357-5974. 


Any woman interested in being a participant in the 2002 Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet pageant should go by room 214 of the Student Union to pick up 
a scholarship application. There will be an informational meetim 
Wednesday in the President's Room of the Student Union. 


FCA will be having its weekly fellowship every Tuesday night. TlJ 
meetings are held in the athletic field house on the south end of Turpii 
Stadium at 8 p.m. There will be a devotional speaker each week. Everyoii 
is welcome to come and join us in praise. 


The Spanish Club would like to invite potential members to its weeklj 
meetings, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 of Kyser Hall. 


NSU Club Soccer invites anyone who is interested in playing club soodi 
to their practices which are held behind Watson library at 5:00 p.m. 
Monday through Friday and Sunday. 


The new editions of Argus, the NSU literary and art magazine, are read 
and can be picked up for free in room 335 of Kyser hall. 


Club Gaia, NSU's environmental club, asks the University to m 
Monday 'Carpool or No Drive Day.' Club Gaia invites everyone 


Ladies, Bash is tonight. Remember to be safe and no alcohol. Also, SusjI 
Morgan is in town. All officers need to meet with her on Friday and a 
members will have a chapter meeting with her. Please meet with her a 
your designated time. Be safe and have a great week. 


The NSU Crew 'Rowers of the Month' are as follows: Novice Woman - 1 
Jamie Farley, Novice Man - Justin Rayburn, Varsity Woman - Lyndse; 
Hicks, and Varsity Man - Seth Fomea. 


The Fall 2001 midterm grades are now available online. You can access 
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University, Shreveport - vice chancellor of student affairs; Eckerd Youtl 
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stop by our office in room 305 of the Student Union. 


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Media Board 

cont'd from page 2 

"We would like to be able 
to make the decision based on 
editorial content, what we 
have and what our stories are, 
than to be forced to run them 
every week," Hill said. 

As a compromise The 
Current Sauce posts the 
minutes on their web site and 
a reporter is sent to each 
meeting. However, Broussard 
has a slight problem with this 

"Those two articles of the 
by-laws (article X and article 
IV) are voted on by the entire 
student body. ..this says that 
the student body voted this 
particular part about The 
Current Sauce into our by- 
laws. The students want this, 
not the senate, not me. ..the 
students of Northwestern 
State University," Broussard 

Above all this arguing 
about the minutes looms the 
legality of the situation. The 

Media Board felt that the 
requirement that the minutes 
be printed in the paper was 
unconstitutional and their 
opinion was backed by Mark 
Goodman, executive director 
of the Student Press Law 
Center. However, they also 
felt that some sort of 
agreement should be made 
because the students should 
have a chance to view the 

"I am 100 percent for his 
(Hill) rights as an editor for 

content freedom. ...I have a 
huge issue that The Current 
Sauce is the check and balance 
of the senate, but yet you 
don't have anything in the 
paper about the SGA minutes. 
Then how do the students 
know what is going on with 
the SGA," a source said. 

In accordance with the 
recommendation by the 
Media Board, Hill, Broussard, 
and their advisors will meet 
on Monday to try to reach 
agreeable terms. 

University takes part in city's 
'Make a Difference Day' 

Courtesy of News Bureau 

The University will take 
part in the City of 
Natchitoches celebration of 
'Make a Difference Day' on 

Those attending 
Saturday's NSU - Jacksonville 
State game are encouraged to 
arrive at Turpin Stadium at 1 
p.m., one hour prior to 
kickoff for a special 
ceremony. At 1 p.m., 
participants will join hands 
in a circle around the field to 
symbolize how people 
working together can make a 
difference in their 

Fifteen Natchitoches 
groups and organizations are 
planning projects to help the 

The Natchitoches Art 
Guild and Gallery will have 
volunteer artists teach art 
lessons to children at the 
Boys and Girls Club. The 

young artists will display 
their paintings on Saturday. 

The D.A.R.E. Advisory 
Board will sponsor a track 
meet for children in grades 
five through seven to raise 
money to purchase fans and 
blankets for Natchitoches 
Parish families. 

The Natchitoches 
Chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity is working 
towards constructing a home 
for a local family. 

The Natchitoches chapter 
of Business and Professional 
Women will donate books on 
tape to the new Natchitoches 
Parish Library. 

The Natchitoches Parish 
Council on Aging is holding 
fundraisers to purchases 
needed items for women and 
children who will use the 
battered women's shelter. 

NSU Elementary Lab 
School's Key Kids, the junior 
branch of Kiwanis 
International is collecting 

children's clothing to be 
distributed by Loving Care 
Missions or other 

organizations which contact 
them with a need. 

Natchitoches Central 
High School's Key Club will 
hold a canned food drive to 
help area food banks. 

The Women's Resource 
Center of Natchitoches 
distributed baby bottles to 
"help us save and change 
lives." Customers and 
businesspeople are asked to 
deposit loose change in the 
bottles which will be picked 
up and used to buy needed 
supplies such as diapers and 
other items for clients. 

The Keep Natchitoches 
Beautiful program and the 
Mayor's Youth Council are 
working on two projects. 
Trees will be planted a tall 
city parks on Friday. Area 
fifth graders will recycle 
aluminum cans for the 
Natchitoches Lions Club. 


cont'd from page 1 

hope to have some music. 
We got the copyrights from 
the producer of 

Frankenstein to use the 

This is not the first time an 
event like this has 
happened. In 1982, a group 
of 750 students moved her 
from Caldwell Hall to the 
Old Women's Gym. A fire in 
Caldwell had supposedly 
disturbed her dwelling. 

Meyer expects a large 
crowd on Wednesday, also. 

"We're trying to get 
students to partake in some 
of the NSU traditions," she 

She said coordinating 
the event has been an 
interesting experience. 

"I think it's strange that 
people claim to hear and see 
her," she said. "People in 
Varnado say that they hear 
someone in the hall and 
there is no one. Other dorms 
have said they've heard 
things, too." 


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Contact the Opinions Department 

Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl 


Editor's Take 

Editor asks to send some good news 

This year has been a 
great year for the Sauce, 
especially in the Opinions 

We've had a lot of 
submissions to the section, 
and most of them have been 
thoughtful and well written. 

I'd like to thank everyone 
who has sent a take, and I 
encourage anyone else who 
hasn't sent in a take to feel 
free to do so. 

But I have noticed one 
thing about your takes that 
has me slightly concerned. 

What happened to the 
good news? 

Most of the takes sent in 
by you guys have dealt with 
parking, homecoming 
elections, the Current Sauce's 
editorial judgment or other 
controversies involving the 
NSU campus. 

Don't get me wrong, 
that's what his page is for. 
We want you to keep sending 

Letter to the editor 

in takes whenever 
you think there is a 
problem that needs 
to be addressed. 

But a letter to 
the Sauce doesn't 
always have to be 
bad news. 


know of some of 
the good things 
that go on this 

campus. I see them everyday. 

I see students helping 
other students, faculty 
helping students, groups 
helping other groups and so 

So I'm asking the 
students of NSU, where's the 
good news? 

Is there not a teacher who 
helped one of you master a 
really difficult section in one 
of your classes? 

Have greeks stopped 
doing canned food drives for 
area shelters? 

Is there no one 
on this campus who 
needs to be praised 
in the newspaper? 

I think there 
are. And we will do 
our part to make 
sure these people get 
the praise they 

Rondray Hill deserve. But you can 
Editor's Take help. 

Like Dr. Webb 
always says, "good things are 
happening everyday at 

I'd like to see some of our 
students send in takes telling 
us about some of the 
good things that the 
students, faculty or anyone 
associated with the school are 

I'm not asking you to 
ignore the problems, or try to 
create good PR for the 
university. I'm just asking for 
a slight change of pace. 
And as an example, I'd 

like to point out how great 
last week's homecoming 
game was. This was the first 
time in my four years here at 
NSU where I saw the both 
Natchitoches and the NSU 
community come together for 
an entire week. The student 
turnout was great, it was a 
beautiful day, and the 
Demons kicked butt. 

Of course, we know 
everything is not all happy- 
go-lucky here at NSU. But I 
know something on this 
campus is working the way it 

I'm interested in knowing 
what it is. 

Rondray Hill is the Editor of 
the Current Sauce. You can 
contact him at 357-5456 or by 
email at 

Addison replies: homecoming court lacks minorities 

Michael Addison 

Well, Mr. Matthews, I 
appreciate the fact that you 
responded to the article in an 
intelligent manner, as 
opposed to some of the 
feedback I've received. 

However, Mr. Matthews, 
there are a few things I 

like for you to get straight. 

The purpose of my 
article was to call to attention 
some the circumstances that I 
feel made the election unfair, 
and I feel that there are 
several ways, maybe more, to 

Letter to the editor 

make the elections fair for all 

I did not mean to make 
this an argument only to be 
seen in terms of black and 

By making the elections 
fair, all students benefit. 

And I do not appreciate, 
Mr. Matthews, the way you 
make this out to 
be some "simple" issue. 

It's not simple, in fact, 


very complex to me and the 
solution to making this 
campus more diverse isn't 
"simple" easy. 

Here's one suggestion: if 

a student needs help in the 
voting process, an SGA 
member needs to assist the 
student with the curtains 
OPEN to eliminate any 
questions and confusion. 

Also, your concern as an 
SGA member should be to 
maximize the voter turn out. 
Since you stated only 600 
people voted, that's not just 
blacks not voting, 
whites on a whole aren't 
voting either since whites 
out-number blacks on this 
campus 2 to 1. So, putting 
the voting booths in Iberville 
would be beneficial to 
black AND white students. 

Concerning Mr. 
Welbourn's actions, why is it 
my job to alert the poll 
workers of questionable 
behavior? What are you there 
for? Isn't that your job to 
make sure everything is done 
properly and without 
question? I think so, and if 
you don't, you don't need to 
be working the polls. 

Another thing, the 20fo 
was a hypothetical 
percentage. The word "if" in 
my statement should have 
been an indication. I 
apologize if you were a little 
confused Mr. Matthews. 

Fear of sounding smart; students keep hands low in the classroom 

J. Manny Guendulay 

Adjunct teacher 

Basic writing and Grammar 

Cold silence. That 
moment after the teacher asks 
a question, and no one 
answers. Every student 
knows what I'm talking 
about, and now as a teacher, I 
have learned to loathe it 

This phenomenon has 
always perplexed me 
throughout my years in 
Academia and I've pondered 
the reasons silence lingers for 
a moment until the teacher 
breaks down and decides to 
answer the question, or to be 
truly devious and ask 
someone to answer the 

Why does this silence 
happen in the first place? 

Fear is what I believe 
catalyzes the silence. It could 
be fear of embarrassment for 
being wrong or fear of being 

made an example because of a 
trick question. And 
sometimes, I feel that students 
fall silent because of the fear 
of sounding smart. 

The first two are obvious, 
no one wants to sound 
unintelligent, especially 
among their peers and 
teachers are known to be 
tricky at times. 

But fear of sounding 
smart? Interesting, huh? 
How about the idea that 
sounding smart isn't cool? It 
doesn't sound likely, but 
surprisingly, I've watched it 

Years ago, around my 
second junior year, I finally 
took a sophomore literature 
course I'd been dodging. It 
was filled with younger 
students, mostly sophomores 
who were more concerned 
about the letters on their 
shirts and which club had the 
best specials than the content 
of the class. Before class, I 

would talk with a few of the 
more interesting students 
about assignments, and they 
would surprise me on their 
discoveries, but when the 
teacher asked about the 
required reading, even those 
that I spoke with wouldn't 
speak up. 

Why? Fear of stepping 
away from the status quo and 
showing that they could think 
for themselves? 

They knew the answers, 
but didn't want to be singled 
out the others who didn't do 
their work. 

I believe they feared that 
they would look intelligent 
among their party friends, so 
instead, they stuck with the 
status quo, and stayed silent. 

Now, as I writing teacher, 
I look back at that course and 
then look around at the 
university today and see that 
same fear of moving beyond 
the status quo. What is 
frustrating about this 

phenomenon is that while I'm 
teaching writing, I'm trying to 
get my students to learn to 
think for themselves. This fear 
stops individual thought from 

Teachers don't want their 
students to agree with 
everything they have to say, 
in fact, we love when 
someone actually speaks up 
and brings their own ideas to 
the table. 

College brings exposure 
to many things, real life, real 
parties, and real 

More important than any 
of these things, college is the 
first place where you are free 
to think for yourself. 

Unfortunately, I don't see 
that much of it happening at 

Look around for yourself, 
and see if I'm right. If you 
do, then as a teacher, I've 
succeeded and you've started 
to think for yourself. 

by Jenna Hickman 

PT I stand corrected. ^ 

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Letter to the editor 

Dining facilities problems and pleasures 

Lucas A. Comeaux 


I'm not the best 
student, but I think that 
there is something wrong 
when I'm struggling this 
much in one subject. 

I still can't figure out 
why I can't get mashed 
potatoes and gravy with 
my breakfast sausage in 
my "to-go" meal from 

I'm paying for an all- 
you-can-eat meal just 
like those who are sitting 
in the dining facility to 

I take one Styrofoam 
plate to my job at the 
front desk of a dorm, and 
that's the only warm 
food I can get - sausage. 
The students who stay in 
Iberville can go back for 
sausage after bringing 
their mashed potatoes to 
their table. This is 
because on any given day 
of the week, I can walk 
into Iberville and pick up 
three pieces of cake from 
the "Sweet Things" area. 
I can eat only the icing 
and return to the area for 


The editorial "SGA Vice 
President responds 
to 'homecoming court 
lacks minorities'" 
in the issue of October 
1 8 was not intended 
to be a statement from 
the SGA. We apologize 
for the mistake. 

Tiie Current Sauce Staff: 


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Distribution Manager 

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Each dining facility 
does have its good point, 
however. Vic's is 
convenient for between 
class meals. 

Le Rendezvous is 
good when the selection 
at Vic's is not appealing. 

At Iberville, you can 
eat all you want , but one 
never eats too much due 
to what one has to chose 

Quality aside, 
(because who likes to use 
two paper napkins to sop 
up the orange grease 
from a single slice of 
pizza), Le 
Rendezvous is the best 
place to eat. 

This is because it is 
the home.of the only 
pleasant worker I've 
found on campus 
(excluding some 
professors). She usually 
works the register, and 
always has a "How are 
you doing?" or a "Have a 
nice weekend." while she] 
slides your card. 

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By Kira Gervais 

Sauce Reporter 

Sigma Alpha Iota will 
sponsor a drag queen pageant 
as a fund raiser for its 
organization on Nov. 9, at 7 

"Women of the Night" is 
an annual fund raiser for SAI. 
Kristie Gersch, SAI treasurer, 
said it's the chapter's largest 
fund raiser. 

Gersch said there would 
be a talent competition and an 
interview portion. Anyone 
can sponsor a contestant for a 
fee of $5. 

Gersch wants this year's 
contestants to be a 
representation of many 
different organizations on 
campus, not just the music 

"It is usually music 
department people, but that's 
because that is who knows 
about it," Gersch said. 

There will be a new 
addition to the competition 
this year. She said they just 
voted on a $50 prize for the 
winner. If an organization 
sponsored the winner, then 
the organization will get $50, 
she said. If an individual 
sponsored the winner, the 
prize money can be split 
between the sponsor and the 

The judges panel consists 
of faculty members, Gersch 
said, but there will be a raffle 

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Gersch said all of the 
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receiving an information 
packet, and there will also be 
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A pink ribbon has become the 
symbol for breast cancer 
awareness. October is national 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Facts about Breast Cancer: 

* In the US, breast cancer is the leading cause of death 
in women between the ages of 35 and 54 years old. 

* Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most 
common type of cancer among women in the US. 

* Women in the US have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of 
developing breast cancer. 


Ideally, you should perform your monthly BSE the 
week following your menstrual cycle. You should 
examine your breasts while lying down (to flatten the 
breast tissue for an even surface), when you are in the 
shower (the soap helps make the surface slippery and 
smooth) and while standing in front of the mirror (to 
visualize any changes). 

"I'm scared for myself and for my 
kids. " 

- Vicky Boudreaux 

Breast Cancer is real 

Disease touches lives of NSU students 

By Kira Gervais 

Sauce Reporter 

Breast Cancer affects many people's lives, including three NSU students. 

Brandi Chatelain, a junior Social Work major, has a cousin who had breast cancer. She 
said about two years ago her cousin found a lump in her breast, but didn't tell anyone until 
about eight months later. 

Because her cousin waited so long to tell her physician about the lump, Chatelain said it 
caused more problems for her. 

"She had to get chemotherapy for one month before she had surgery to remove her 
breast. Then she had to have chemotherapy for one month after she had surgery to remove 
her breast," she said. 

Chatelain said her cousin continued with chemotherapy, and finally finished the 
treatment in August. She said her experiences with her cousin's battle with cancer, has made 
her more aware of the deadly disease. 

"I think about it more," she said. "I check myself more." 

Vicky Boudreaux, a senior in the General College, also has a family member with breast 
cancer. She said her aunt discovered a lump, and didn't tell anyone. After nine months, she 
finally told someone, but it was too late. 

Boudreaux said her aunt went through chemotherapy and went into remission, but the 
cancer has recently returned. 

"It came back about six months ago in the same area," she said. "She just finished her 
second round of chemotherapy." 

Boudreaux is more worried about the risk that she and her family faces toward getting 
breast cancer. 

"I'm scared for myself and for my kids," she said. 

Many women find lumps in their breasts, but it can happen to men, too. Jonathon 
Toombs, a junior radiology major, found a lump in his right breast. 

During his first semester at NSU, Toombs said he noticed that the right side of his chest 
was bigger than the left side. He noticed a knot, and after time, it seemed to grow. 

"I didn't know what it was at first," he said. "It was a knot almost like a marble." 

Toombs said he decided to go to a cancer specialist. He had an ultra-sound, and X-rays 
sone. He had the lump removed. Toombs said his doctor informed him of the possibility of 
breast cancer. 

Toombs had surgery his freshman year to remove the lump. He later learned that it was 
not cancerous, and was a tumor. 

"It was my first time being put to sleep, so that was kind of scary," he said. 

Frankenstein cast prepares for opening night 

When director Scott Burrell has questions about 
The Tragedy of Frankenstein, it's easy for him to go to 
the best possible source. Burrell is able to call on his 
longtime friend William Gilmore, the writer of The 
Tragedy of Frankenstein which runs Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 in 
the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

Burrell called Gilmore several times with with 
questions. Gilmore recently spent two weeks in 
Natchitoches as rehearsals began, working with the 
cast and crew. Burrell and Gilmore were classmates 
at Catawba School of Performing Arts in Salisbury, 
N.C, and were part of a five-person theatre company 
in Florida in 1986. 

"I am able to go through interpretations and 
concepts," Burell said. "I'm not stabbing in the dark." 

Gilmore owns and operates Mill Creek 
Productions, a small film and video production 
company specializing in theatrical trailers, 
commercials and industrial videos. He has been a 
stage director regionally and in New York. Gilmore 
was a director and segment producer for MTV's 
sketch comedy "You Wrote It, You Watch It," starring 
John Stewart and was second unit director for the 
film "Just Your Luck" starring Virginia Madsen, John 

Favreau and Vince Vaughn. 

The Tragedy of Frankenstein is styled after a classic 
Greek drama and 

incorporates the use of a Chorus Master and his 
Chorus of Imps to recount the tragic events 
surrounding Victor Frankenstein and his quest to 
create life. The play makes use of such theatrical 
conventions as choral chants, iambic pentameter, and 
multiple scenes-within a scene to underscore moral, 
ethical, political, and theological issues as relevant 
today as they were in the time of Mary Shelley, the 
author of "Frankenstein." 

Gilmore began to develop his play as a 
screenplay but abandoned the work. 

"I was sitting around a bookshop in New York 
with other writers and brought up what I had been 
working on," Gilmore said. "Then one night the 
concept of the Chorus and the Chorus Master came 
to me." 

In developing the play, Gilmore did not get away 
from Mary Shelly' s original novel. 

"I followed the novel pretty faithfully unlike a 
lot of versions," Gilmore said . "I show the 
development of intellect and the conflict with the 

maker. There is some embellishment though." 

In the play, the Creature becomes articulate and 
is "ingenious" in plotting his revenge against Victor. 

This is the first time the complete version of The 
Tragedy of Frankenstein will be performed. The play 
won a theatre competition when it was staged in a 
workshop format at Theatre Downtown in Orlando 
in the early 1990's. Music by composer Jay 
Tumminello has been added to the production. 

"This is the first time I have seen the play in its 
entirety with the chorus and all the elements," 
Gilmore said. " I have changed some words here and 
there once I have heard the actors say them." 

While at NSU, Gilmore also gave an "Acting for 
the Camera" workshop for theatre students. Gilmore 
explained to the students some of the differences 
between stage and screen. Using Theatre West, he 
showed them how to play to the cameras and gave 
participants an idea of what they looked like on 

For ticket information on The Tragedy of 
Frankenstein, call (318) 357-5814. 

Exhibit by L.A. artist JonMarc Edwards in art gallery 

"The Idea of One," an exhibition of 30 works on 
paper by Los Angeles artist JonMarc Edwards, will 
be on display through Nov. 16 in the Orville J. 
Hanchey Art Gallery at Northwestern State 
University. The exhibition is open to the public 
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission is 

Edwards' exhibit consists of acrylic and mixed 
media paintings done since 1987 and represent a 
continuing exploration of form and content along 
with consistency in material and size. "The Idea of 
One" utilizes a single paper stock and size (30 x 41 

Critics have called Edwards' works "modern day 

hieroglyphics," Many of Edwards' works express a 
new language through compression of image, text, 
and information 

In the last two years, he has presented two large- 
scale public art projects on Los 

Angeles billboards in an experiment to communicate 
in the abstract, referencing the post-mass media age 
with the format and jargon of advertising. 

In addition to Southern California galleries, 
Edwards' work has been seen at the Apex Gallery in 
New York City, at the Irvine Art Center, and Tucson 
and Santa Cruz. He has also presented one-man 
shows at the Center for Contemporary Art in 
Chicago, and at Flanders Contemporary Art in 


Edwards has been a visiting artist at Claremont 
Graduate University and Cal 
State Fullerton. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts 
from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His 
works are in public collections held by AT&T, First 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, General Mills, the Walker 
Art Center, and the Consulate General of Germany in 
Los Angeles. 

During his career, Edwards has received awards 
and fellowships from the Louis Comfort Tiffany 
Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Bush 


page 5 

Wellness Report: 

Beware of weight loss 


By Tara L. Gallien, M.Ed. 

Sauce Reporter 

Americans spend an 
estimated $34 billion annually 
for weight loss products and 
services. Nearly 50 million 
people will begin a new diet 
regimen this year, and while 
some will succeed in taking 
off the weight, very few will 
manage to keep it off. Many 
look for quick and easy 
solutions to their weight 
problems. Consumers' 
desperate search for a magical 
"potion" that will "melt fat 
away" has given rise to a 
multibillion-dollar industry: 
the weight loss "quackery" 

Weight Loss Quackery 

Products that promise 
dramatic, rapid weight loss 
are commonly referred to as 
weight loss quackery. With the 
magical solutions and 
outrageous promises, weight 
loss quacks undermine 
responsible weight 
management programs and 
make them seem ineffective 
by comparison. The most 
sinister aspect of weight loss 
quackery is that it creates false 
hope for people. Repeated 
attempts to lose weight, 
followed by the inevitable 
regain, bring on a sense of 
failure, shame, and 
powerlessness. It batters self- 
esteem and is psychologically 
damaging. Yet, perhaps the 
greatest danger associated 
with these regimens is that 
they are unbalanced and may 
have harmful side effects. 

Dietary supplements do 
not undergo the same strict 
pre-approval processes as 
medications. Many weight 

loss products, containing one 
or more types of dietary 
supplements (e.g., herbs and 
vitamins), may be sold 
without pre-market clearance 
by the FDA and without any 
evaluation about their safety 
and /or effectiveness. 
Furthermore, unlike 
prescription medication 
packages, which warn against 
possible drug interactions and 
side effects, the makers of 
dietary supplements are not 
required to print such 
warnings on their labels. 

Marketing tactics like 
"lose weight while you sleep" 
are successful in enticing 
consumers to buy these 
products, especially 
consumers who seek out 
effortless ways to lose weight. 

Several popular 
supplements are Xenadrine, 
Metabolife 356, Ripped Fuel, and 
Body Solutions product, Atomic 
Energy. These products 
contain ephedrine alkaloids 
and caffeine. This combination 
causes adverse reactions like 
hypertension, stroke, seizures, 
and death. In an autopsy 
report of a 38-year-old man 
taking Ripped Fuel, the 
coroner concluded, 
"ephedrine is a stimulant and 
as such may have contributed 
to a fatal arrhythmia in the 

According to a recent 
article published in The New 
England Journal of Medicine, 
researchers found that of the 
140 cases of adverse reactions 
to dietary supplements 
reported to the FDA between 
1998 and 1999, 31 percent 
"definitely" or "probably" 
were related to ephedrine- 
containing products. 

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Demons 3rd, Lady Demons 2nd in preseason polls 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Angela Davidson and the Lady Demons are picked to finish second behind 
the SFA Ladyjacks in the conference preseason polls. 

Demon Volleyball team wins 
soundly versus ULM, 3-0 

Mindy Mixon 

Staff Writer 

The Preseason polls are 
in and both the men and 
women's Northwestern 
basketball teams are ranked 
in the top three of the 
Southland Conference. 

The men are picked to 
finish third behind Texas-San 
Antonio and Louisiana- 

The women were pegged 
to finish second in the 
conference behind rival 
Stephen F. Austin. 

Michael Byars-Dawson, 

also the Southland's 
postseason tournament most 
valuable player a year ago, 
made the Preseason First- 
Team All-Southland 

"This poll has the most 
validity," Head Coach Mike 
McConathy said. "It's as 
good a guess as you can 
make because they know all 
the personnel and all the 
things that matter." 

"We don't focus too 
much on the polls," Assistant 
coach Jennifer Graf said. "We 
just take it one game at a 

"I think this shows 
respect for our program - 
that we're in the top half of 
our league," McConathy 
said. "It's positive - you 
might feel like you want to be 
first but if you can just be in 
the top group it gives you 
room. ." 

NSU and McNeese were 
the only SLC representatives 
in post-season play. 

"San Antonio returned 
every player and they 
finished second in the league. 
That is why they are ranked 
high,"McConathy said. "And 

Monroe made a run at the 
end of the year, and return a 
bulk of players from a team 
that finished in an upswing. 
Plus they have had a great 
recruiting class." 

The Demon's did lose 
Pooh Davis, Josh Hancock, 
Chris Thompson and Will 

want them to play 
McConathy said, 
will be dependent 
them and their 
willingness to play within 
the roles that we identify as 
our strengths and 





By Cooda Dobin 

Sauce reporter 

The Northwestern State 
volleyball team completed a 
season series sweep against the 
University of Louisiana- 
Monroe, 3-0, to record their 
second conference win. 

This victory sets up the 
third straight season that NSU 
have beaten ULM under head 
coach James Onikeku. 

"The girls picked it up 
yesterday," Onikeku said. "I 
was worried because we went 
up there and we went to five 
games. But here we beat them 
in three and I believe its shows 
that we are learning to close 
out games." 

NSU now moves to 6-16 
overall and 2-11 in 
the Southland Conference. 
ULM drops to 0-21 overall and 
0-13 in the SLC. 

Three players contributed 
double-digit kills for NSU on 
an even winning attack and 
never looked back in the three 
matches, scoring 31-29, 30-29, 
and 30-23. 

Sophomore Cathy Herring 
led the way for the Demons 
with a team-high 15 digs and 
29 assists. Also to add to the 
effort was sophomore Aime 
Garcia with three blocks and 10 

NSU will host a pair of 
SLC Games this weekend, 
Nicholls State University on 
Friday and Southeastern 
Louisiana on Saturday. 

"This win is good," 
Onikeku said. "We have been 
having some good practices 
and I think we are ready to 
compete this weekend." 

First serve is set for 7 p.m. 
for both matches in Prather 

Rodriguez named player of the 
week; Demons move in l-AA polls 

Crunch Time 

After helping lead the 
Northwestern State Purple 
Swarm defense to a 
dominating performance in 
Saturday's 47-14 win over 
Nicholls State, Demon 
linebacker Kurt Rodriguez has 
Nen named "Defensive Player 
of the Week" in the Southland 
football League. 

Rodriguez, a 6-2, 238- 
Pound junior from New 
Orleans-Holy Cross, had a 
team and game-high 10 
^ckles, including one for a loss 
°* a yard, as Northwestern 
allowed Nicholls only 173 total 
• ar ds and 10 first downs. The 
Colonels' triple-option 
^"gbone attack had averaged 
yards rushing in its 
P r evious four games, but 
JJftted only 166 against 

The Demons took control 

of a one-point game by 
outscoring the Colonels 34-0 
after halftime while limiting 
Nicholls to only 32 total 
offensive yards. 

Northwestern (5-2 overall, 
1-1 in the SFL) moved to No. 15 
in both Division I-AA Top 25 
polls Monday, advancing two 
spots in the Sports Network 
media voting and three places 
in the ESPN /USA Today 
coaches' rankings. 

Five of the seven 
Southland teams are ranked in 
the Top 25 polls this week, led 
by Sam Houston State at 12th 
in the coaches' poll and 14th in 
the media voting. Also ranked 
are McNeese State (17th in 
both polls) and Stephen F. 
Austin (24th in both) along 
with Northwestern and 
Jacksonville State. 

Demon Soccer 
season goes 
down to the wire 

Demon strategy is 
simple; win and we 're in 

By Rondray Hill 


The math is simple. No formulas needed, 
no calculators required. 

Here's the formula; two Demon wins 
equals a playoff berth. 

Anything less... unacceptable. 

"That's the way we want it," head coach 
Jimmy Mitchell said. "We are fortunate that, 
despite what happened this season, we still 
get to control our own destiny." 

The Demons, the defending conference 
champions, have plans to host the conference 
tournament, and the only way they can do 
that is to actually make it to the tournament. 
They currently sit in the fourth and final 
playoff spot, ahead of McNeese and Stephen 
F. Austin. 

That's pretty convenient consider the 
Demons' last two opponents are SFA and 
McNeese. The mission is simple; beat both 
SFA on Friday and McNeese on Sunday. The 
task, however, is difficult. Both games are on 
the road. And both Demon opponents know 
they have to win out. 

"I think the team understands that we 
have to take care of business one game at a 
time," Mitchell said. "The team realizes that 
if we don't win on Friday, there won't be 
anything to play for on Sunday. We have to 
keep it simple, and the simplest thing is to 
win on Friday." 

Defender Jill Lowe agrees with coach, but she also 
adds that the team's 3-1 win against Southeastern 
Louisiana last Sunday will give them some added 

"We knew we had everything together, but once we 
finally won one, it really helped our confidence," Lowe 

Luckily for Lowe, the Demons are facing teams they 
have had success against on the road. The Demons won 
both games at McNeese and SFA last season, and the 
Demons have beaten SFA here and tied McNeese when 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

There's no room for error. This weekend is a make-or-break weekend for the Demon 
soccer team. The Demons control their own destiny, but they must win on the road 
against SFA and McNeese 

they played here this season. 

"The thing that's scary about playing SFA at their place 
is that they play on turf," Mitchell said. It's a psychological 
advantage for them, but we have had a lot of success there. 
We've always won over there and there's no reason for us 
to expect not to win Friday." 

Lowe added that she thinks last Sunday's win will be 
a season-turning victory; a victory that came at the right 

"Sunday we finally put everything together. Now 
everything is going to turn around for us." 

Demon football excited to face 
J$U; conference position on line 

c - v R ondray Hill 

1° their only two home 
Sanies, The Demons have 
l^ s ^°red their opponents 


m this Saturday's game 

q Sus the Jacksonville 
It| j Itlec ocks, the two teams 
'8ht score 102 points 
0n *i ned . 

L ? he Demons (5-2. 1-1) 
k ° k end 


a two-game 
h - estan d with a key game 
,lns t JSU, and they'll 

probably receive another 
boost to their offense with 
the return of starting 
quarterback Craig Nail. 

Nail's status for the 
game improved to probable 
yesterday afternoon. Head 
coach Steve Roberts said 
there would be no hesitation 
to start Nail on Saturday. 

"It depends on how 
he's feeling Saturday," 
Roberts said. "If Craig is 
ready, then he will go." 

Not that the Demons 
were struggling in his 

absence. In 
the two 
games Nail 
was out, 
M a i 

Chelimo wins conference 
runner of the week award 

e e 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
in Kendrick Llorens scoring his first career TD in Saturday's 
I n blowout win versus Nicholls 


starts, Magee averaged 213 

per game and threw two 
touchdowns in both Demon 

Those numbers, 
along with the five- 
touchdown performance in 
the last two games of 
tailback Jeremy Lofton, 
have the Demons confident 
Cont'd on Page 8 

Northwestern State 
sophomore Jonah Chelimo 
has been named the 
Southland Conference cross 
country athlete of the week 
award for the second time this 
season after taking his second 
victory of the year last 

The Kenyan sophomore 
ran a 21:21 over a two-mile 
course at the Lamar 
Invitational, winning by 17 
seconds over the second-place 
finisher. His other win this 
year came in the Demon 
Opener Sept. 10 and he also 
won the SLC award as a 


Chelimo and his 
teammates compete Monday 
in the Southland Conference 
Championships hosted by 
Stephen F. Austin. Back in the 
NSU lineup will be 
sophomore Noah Murgor, 
who missed the chance to 
defend his Lamar Invitational 
individual championship 
because of illness. 

Murgor ran seventh at the 
2000 SLC Championships and 
earned All-SLC honors and 
Louisiana Freshman of the 
Year accolades. 








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will be a smooth one. 

"We have a lot of 

confidence in Nail," Roberts 

said. "We have confidence 

in him because he's a good 

competitor. There shouldn't 

be any adjustments in terms 

of the style of the two 

quarterbacks because they 

are so similar in what they 


The Demon defense 
might have a tough time 
trying to contain one of the 
best offensive units in the 
country. JSU (5-1, 2-1) 
comes to town with the 
nation's second-best 
offense, averaging 493 yards 
of total offense. 

Leading the JSU 
offensive charge is 

Quarterback Reggie Stancil, 
who has the fourth-best QB 
rating in the nation. 
Tailback Rondy Rogers is 
the feature back in a JSU 
running game that ranks 
third in the nation in 
rushing. Rogers averages 
148 yards rushing per game. 

"Rogers is a tremendous 
tailback," Roberts said. 
"We've got to do a great job 
of tackling him. He's one of 

those backs that gets 
stronger as the game goes 

Special teams should 
also play a big part in 
deciding who wins this 
game. The Gamecocks' 
Nekia Williams has 
averaged 20.5 yards on punt 
returns while Roger Bell is 
second in the conference in 
kickoff returns, average 25.4 

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Junior Chante Bellard 

me Current Sauax 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University ^ ^ 

Anthrax hoax postpones classes; test results negative 

By Rob Morgan 

'Sauce Reporter 

A phone call threatening 
Anthrax contamination 
cancelled classes in Russell 
Hall for Tuesday and 
Wednesday, but lab test 
Showed the contamination to 
be negative. 

"Someone called and said 
the building has been 
compromised, let the Gihad 
begin," Walter Creighton, 
director of the business 
department, said. 

The Gihad or Jihad referred 
to here is probably the al- 
Gihad, an Islamic word 
meaning holy struggle. 

"Hopefully, the phone 
lumbers on the system will 
jjrovide some answers, but we 
don't know yet," Creighton 

The business 

departmental secretary was 
the one who answered the 
phone and received the threat. 

Classes were officially 
cancelled around 11:30 p.m., 
and the Louisiana State Police 
Hazardous Material team was 
called in to further investigate 
the threat and its validity. The 
University police were on the 
scene to close down Russell 
Hall and start the 
investigation of the threat. 

Joel Worley, assistant 
professor of the business 
program, was a little 
surprised by the threat, but he 
was suspicious something 
similar might occur here after 
the threat at LSUA Monday. 
He was not sure whether it 
was a real threat or not, but he 
said "we have to treat it as 

"The way I look at it, I 
think it was just someone 

calling in just because they 
wanted to get out of 
something," said James King, 
a NSU senior, "It happened 
yesterday at LSUA and people 
are just taking advantage of a 
bad situation. It is not right." 

David Zolzer, assistant 
professor of business, took the 
same stance as King and 
Worley calling the threat "just 
a copycat". 

"We did benign swaps on 
all the ventilation ducts, and 
we are going to submit those 
to the lab in Shreveport, the 
Health Department Lab," 
Steve Childers, Hazardous 
Material Inspector Unit, said. 

The cultures Childers sent 
to the Shreveport lab came 
back negative meaning classes 
will begin today at their 
normal times in Russell Hall. 

Chief of University police, 
Rick Williams, related past 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

The Louisiana State Police Hazardous Material was called to do a sweep of Russell Hall on Tuesday at 
approximately 10:45 a.m. The building was evacuated in order to take precautionary methods against the threat of 
Anthrax. The tests that were performed for Anthrax spores came back negative and classes in Russell Hall resumed 

threats in the state to the 
current events on campus. 

"Since all this has 
business has started the State 

Police Haz-Mat has tested 
more than 200 sites in the 
state. ..and none of them have 
come out positive," Williams 


Once again, the classes in 
Russell Hall have resumed 
today at their normal times. 

Honoring the Deceased 

Catholics celebrate All Saints/All Souls Day 

3& ^diPs 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

glistens of the facade of the Catholic Student Center. Today, members of the Church will be celebrating All Saints Day, and 
orow they will celebrate All Souls Day. All Saints Day is a day of rememberance and All Souls Day is a day of repentance. 

!j* sun shines and 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

In the wake of Halloween, 
Catholic churches will honor the 
deceased Catholic men and 
women with All Saints Day and 
All Souls Day. 

"They are not perfect, they 
are sinful like every other human 
being, but they have been faithful 
to Christ and now are in Heaven 
in eternal life," Father Dan 
O'Connor, pastor of Holy Cross, 

All Saints Day, which takes 
place annually Nov. 1, is a day for 
Catholics to honor the holy men 
and women who lived their lives 
as modeled by the life of Christ. 

The formal practice dates 
back to the 9th century, but has 
roots going back farther to the 
times of Nero and Constantine, 
and the cult of the Saints. 

"When many of the early 
Christian martyrs were put to 
death they gave such perfect 
witness to Christ both in their 
lives and at the moment of their 

deaths that the Christian 
community-the Church-quickly 
began to recognize they were 
saints," Reverend Stephen 
Chemino said. 

The people that held the 
executed in the high regards of 
Sainthood became known as the 
Cult of the Saints. 

"It was formalized by the 
liturgy of the Church and the 
church began to say...'we will 
visit the grave sites of people we 
knew were martyred-they gave 
their lives in celebration of 
Christ-and we will celebrate the 
Mass over the grave site.. .calling 
to mind their witness to Christ as 
our prayer that we will have the 
courage and the faith to follow as 
surely in the steps of Christ as 
they did."' 

"The main practice of All 
Saints Day is the celebration of 
the Mass... and we believe that in 
every Mass as we worship God 
we are united to those who have 
gone before us in Heaven and 

cont'd on page 3 

SGA moves Sauce editor debate to Student Supreme Court 


* Garrett Guillotte 


. The Student Government 
SQ ciation voted Tuesday to 
® the debate over the fate 

Of D 

/MJndray Hill's tenure as 
0r of The Current Sauce 
. freedom of speech 
^erns within the SGA 
t nstit Ution to the Student 

Puerile Court. 
* cannot allow this 
^ h ate ) to bog down the 
U^ re senate," SGA Speaker of 
J Senate Dustin Floyd said 

^ik ^ r ' e ^ s P eecn before 
4 ln g the motion, but added 

^t th 

\> f Senat e's actions must 
C(w . b e tempered with 

thi °>' d then moved to send 
S Uh ' Ssue to the Student 


- Court, 

where the 

court justices would interpret 
the SGA constitution and 
recommend a course of action 
to the Senate. The motion 
easily passed, with only four 
of the 34 senators present 
dissenting and two 

Hill was surprised at the 
senate's action, but said, "We 
just take it to the Supreme 
Court, let it work out there, let 
the process go through, and 
hopefully sooner or later this 
will be over with." 

Hill said he would go 
over media law with Sauce 
advisor Neil Ralston to 
prepare for the Student 
Supreme Court debate, then 
"basically tell the Supreme 
Court what we've been telling 
everybody else." Hill also 
said he did not fear losing his 

"If it was one of us in here and we violated the 
constitution, I know what would happen. " 

Buster Carlisle 
SGA Senator 

Speaking about Hill's refusal to abide by SGA constitution 


SGA Senator Greg 
Comeaux, who voted for 
Floyd's motion to have the 
Student Supreme Court make 
a ruling on the debate, said he 
was anxious to hear the 
court's decision after hearing 
several student opinions 
supporting both removing 
and keeping Hill in his 
position, but said he agreed 
most with students that want 
the issue resolved or dropped 
completely. Comeaux said he 
believed the senate had more 
important issues to take care 


SGA Senator Buster 
Carlisle, one of the senators 
who voted against Floyd's 
motion, said, "If it was one of 
us in here and we violated the 
constitution, I know what 
would happen." He refused 
to comment further. 

Floyd said he was not 
surprised that there were 
senators opposed to his 
motion, but said, "I think the 
senate thought things out 
very thoroughly. I believe 
that we're not losing anything 
by putting a little more time 

and investigation into this." 

Student Supreme Court 
chief justice Jeremiah 
Newsom said if Hill disagrees 
with the court's decision he 
can appeal it, but added that 
the court is only interpreting 
and suggesting and its 
decision carries no weight by 

"The constitution is not 
going to be changed," 
Newsom said. "We can't 
change it. It can only be done 
by student referendum." 

Newsom also said the 
student senate is not obliged 
to follow the court's 

Last week Hill received an 
undated letter signed by SGA 
Senator Luke Hutchison 
giving Hill the senate's formal 
intent to remove him from his 

position as Current Sauce 
editor. The letter stated that 
the vote would take place at 
Monday's meeting via secret 
ballot. The secret vote, 
however, was not on the 
Monday meeting's agenda 
and did not take place during 
the meeting. 

Also during the meeting, 
SGA President Rusty 
Broussard said he was 
withholding his signature 
from a bill requiring Current 
Sauce reporters to allow public 
viewing of audiotapes or 
transcripts of all interviews. 
Broussard said he wanted to 
collect more information 
before deciding whether he 
should sign the bill, which 
was approved by the senate 
last week. 



Cutting up 

SGA helps students get in Halloween spirit 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

Rodney Anderson can't 
really say what he thinks about 
the inside of a pumpkin. 

"It feels slimy" Anderson, a 
junior chemical engineering 
major at NSU, said. "Nice and 

He was scooping out the 
stringy gunk by hand and 
tossing it onto newspaper 
spread under the pumpkin, 
laughing while grimacing at the 
feel of the mess. When I asked 
Anderson which design he 
would use, he showed me a 
toothy, wide-eyed, old- 
fashioned jack-o-lantern and 
said, "We're going to try it." He 
kept a cautious emphasis on the 
word 'try,' though, for Anderson 
said he hadn't carved a 

pumpkin in ages. Ph0, ° b y Garrett Guillotte 

Fortunately he didn't have Rodney Anderson, a junior chemical engineering major, carved a pumpkin with the Student 
to be alone. Anderson was 

Monday night. Anderson was joined by about 30 other eager, pumpkin carving University students. Many of the 
students used the carving session as a time for relaxing, while others used it to express their ideas in art. 

almost 30 other NSU 


students participating in a 

pumpkin carving class Tuesday. Student Government 
Association members Chandra Clark and Jessica Cramer 
organized the class. 

Clark, a junior graphic communications major, was usually 
referred to as "The Teacher." Every few moments she would call 
out asking people if they needed help while carving her own 

"It's Jessica's baby that she... just let me borrow," Clark said. 

Clark brought knives, pumpkins, and carving designs for 
people who couldn't bring their own. Only six people turned out 
for the last pumpkin class two years ago, Clark said, so the show 
of students this year made the event a great success. 

Anderson traced his design, which the SGA provided, onto 
the shell of the pumpkin with a black marker, then took a knife to 
one of the eyes and started carving. Anderson said he just 
wanted to "come out and have a bit of fun," relax and take some 
time off before going back home to study for a test the next day. 

In a few minutes Anderson was finished, his pumpkin 
smiling out at the world. He donated the finished jack-o-lantern 
to Clark and headed back home to study up on his test, a little 
stickier and smelling of pumpkin but a lot more relaxed and 

And what happened to the pumpkin? That night at the 
senate meeting it sat, grinning, showcased at the foot of SGA 
President Rusty Broussard. 

Clerical error causes delay of refund checks 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The Cashiers' Office has 
run out of vendor's checks due 
to a clerical error and a 
computing system change, 
causing students' refund 
checks to be delayed. 

"We are transitioning over 

to a new laser check printing 
capability, (and) we are having 
some difficulties meeting the 
timeline," Carl Jones, vice 
president of business affairs, 
said. "We executed a check run 
at the university and incorrect 
data was entered, and these 
errors happen. is just an 
isolated incident." 

Jones said the error was 
caused by a check that ran out 
of sequence, and led to a 
miscalculation of the check 
supply. He said the Cashiers' 
Office is trying to help those 
students who may have 
financial problems due to the 

"Those students that have 

had dire needs we have 
addressed by writing hand 
checks and issuing some hand 
checks to those student that 
have just been really 
desperate," he said. "The 
checks on order came in this 
(Tuesday) morning, and we 

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Disney is giving a presentation 
about paid internships 
November 15 at 5 p.m. in 
Russell Hall Room 107. All 

majors and college levels are 


The CSO will be having 
weekly Bible study every 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the center. 
Everyone is welcome. There 
will also be a praise and 
worship service Wednesday. 
For any information call Amy 
Dowden at 352-2615 or email to 


The BCM will have 
Wednesday night worship at 
the BCM, across the street from 
Watson Library every 
Wednesday night. The worship 
begins at 8:31 p.m. All students 
are welcome to attend. The 
BCM will also host 
tournaments on Friday and 
Saturday for: Spades (teams), 
Hearts, pool, ping pong and 
foos ball. The tournaments will 
begin at 9:15 p.m. For more 
information call the BCM at 

Circle K International invites 
you to it's meetings every 
Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. in 
room 320 of the Student Union. 
For more information call 
Jessica at 357-5974. 



Any woman interested in being 
a participant in the 2002 Miss 
Lady of the Bracelet pageant 

should go by room 214 of the 
Student Union to pick up a 
scholarship application. 


FCA will be having its weekly 
fellowship every Tuesday 
night. The meetings are held in 
the athletic field house on the 
south end of Turpin Stadium at 
8 p.m. There will be a 
devotional speaker each week. 
Everyone is welcome to come 
and join us in praise. 

The Spanish Club would like 
to invite potential members to 
its weekly meetings, every 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 
331 of Kyser Hall. 


The new editions of Argus, the 
NSU literary and art magazine 
are ready and can be picked up 
for free in room 335 of Kyser 


Early registration for the 
Spring 2002 semester is right 
around the corner. The dates 
are as follows: graduate 
students and seniors - Nov. 7, 
juniors - Nov. 8, sophomores - 
Nov. 9. Departmental 
registration will begin on Nov. 
12 and ends on Nov. 16. This is 
for students with less than 30 
hours. Early registration ends 
on Dec. 14. 


The following companies have 
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KKST, promotions director; 
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technician; Tower Loan- 
manager trainee; LSU Ag. 
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associate; Citadel Broadcasting- 
sales executive. For more 
information, stop by our office 
in room 305 of the Student 


The monthly mandatory Gavel 
Club meeting will be hold 
today at 7 p.m. in the Student 
Union Ballroom. 


NSU Club Soccer invites 
anyone who is interested in 
playing club soccer to their 
practices which are held 
behind Watson library at 5:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday 
and Sunday. 


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AH Saints 

from page 1 

God," said O'Connor, "on All 
Saints Day in particular we 
honor not only the canonized 
Saints. ..but all holy men and 
women of every time." 

All Souls Day, Nov. 2, is 
the day for Catholics to honor 
and pray for those who died 
still needing purification 
before seeing the perfection of 

"Those souls who are in 
that state of purgation-we 
believe-do request our 
prayers," Chemino said. 

A ritual preformed during 
All Souls Day includes the 

blessing of cemeteries, or the 
blessing of all those who have 
gone before and still awaiting 
entry into Heaven. 

"So we celebrate on Nov. 1 
All Saints those that have 
immediately been admitted 
into presence of God's glorv in 
Heaven because they died in 
such a state of perfection and 
grace," he said, "and the very 
next day we don't forget the 
many, many countless people 
who have lived and died 
perhaps not in complete 
perfection at the moment of 
death, but those who are in a 
state of cleansing to see this 
perfection of God." 

The contrast between these 
two days is shown by the 
congregation's clothing. On the 
dav of All Saints white is worn 

to display joy and celebration, 
but on All Souls Day the 
purple is worn to as a sign of 

Interested in celebrating All Saints/All Souls Day? 

All Saints Day Masses 
Holy Cross-12:05 p.m. 

Church of Immaculate-6:30 a.m.,12:05 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and 
St. Mary's High School-8:05 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. 

All Souls Day Masses 
Holy Cross-5: 15p.m. 

Church of Immaculate Conception-6:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. 

A blessing of cemeterieswill follow the Church of 
Immaculate Conception at 7:15 a.m. in the Immaculate 
Conception Catholic Cemetery and then proceeding to other 
cemeteries in Natchitoches. 

Refund checks 

from page 2 

will be writing checks tonight 
to catch up." 

Jones said checks are 
always mailed the day after 

they are written. 

"When we write checks- 
unless some unknown 
complication-we always mail 
them the next day," Jones said, 
"and we haven't failed in being 

able to do that." 

To avoid further problems, 
the Cashiers' Office has 
ordered back-up copies of 

"What we have done is 

reordered the old mainframe 
checks as a back up," Jones 
said, "...once we bring the 
system if it is down again this 
will not interrupt our check 

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PRISMS, is a new student-run 
organization that will help 
other University organizations 
with internal and external 
public relations services. 

PRISMS is similar to the 
already established Public 
Relations Student Society of 
America, PRSSA. This is a 
nation-wide run firm, and it 
will give insights and 
information on Public 
Relations and also hand out 
flyers, brochures and 

The organization will help 

to "service all organizations 
and departments on campus 
and do their public relations 
for them," Cheryl Crooks, 
PRISMS president said. 

The charge for this service 
is free to all of the 
organizations and 

Students interested in 
using PRISMS's services will 
be given information and a 
disk copy in order to begin 
their publication. 

Student organizations that 
use PRISMS will be responsible 
for all distribution and 

Students do not have to be 
involved in PRSSA to become 
involved in PRISMS. A student 

needs to have either taken a 
layout and design class, be 
educated in public relations, or 
have some type of prior 
knowledge, such as graphic 

"We are more than happy 
to give you a project to do," 
Crooks said. 

The office will be located 
in 225 I of Kyser Hall. 

Jennifer Anderson is the 
faculty consultant and is part 
of the news bureau. Anderson 
is also a member of Public 
Relations Society of America 
and Public Relations 
Association of Louisiana. 
Anderson will have to approve 
all of the work before it is 
distributed or published. 

Paula Furr, a professor of 
journalism, is the adviser for 
the organization. 

"I know a lot of 
organizations on campus have 
a hard time getting their 
message out," Crooks said. 
"They aren't really 
experienced in public relations 
and don't have any way of 
getting a brochure done.. .we 
will be the outlet for their 
public relations." 

This organization is 
beneficial, because students 
can become experienced in the 
public relations field, and also 
build their resumes. 

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Letter to the editor 

Attention all procrastinators, 
time to work on homework 

J. Manny Guendulay 

your syllabi 
folks, because 
it is crunch 

October was 
full of all sorts 
of festive 
even our own Anthrax scare, 
but as November rears its ugly 
head, playtime is over. 

As a hardened veteran at 
Northwestern, I can tell you 
that the most vital assignments 
in the fall semester have due 
dates of late November and if 
you're like me you will 
probably procrastinate until the 
last two weeks of classes. 

I have spent so many of my 
late-November nights staring 
boldly into a computer screen, 
fighting off sleep with triple 
espresso shots and cussing 
myself for not doing my work 

But then again, there's 
nothing like watching the 
sunrise from your front porch, 
coffee cup in hand, smoking a 
cigarette after your final 
revision of that 12-page paper 
you've put off for some 
wretched upper level class. You 
know the one I'm talking about, 
the one you took on a whim, 
because it sounded so 
interesting at the time. 

So you're finished with the 
paper, but then the real insanity 
is just beginning. Its 5:30 in the 
morning; class isn't until 9, but 
if you go to sleep now, you will 
crash hard, comatose for at least 
15 solid hours of sleep, missing 
the study group you scheduled 

for after lunch and that time 
you fit in to eat dinner with 
your girlfriend. 

You stare at your bed for 
just a minute or two in horrid 
temptation, but you know what 
has to happen next. You must 
stay up! So you go ahead take 
that deep breath, smoke 
another cigarette and brew up 
some more coffee, maybe even 
go for some Shipley's for a 
couple of Kolaches. 

For some reason, all of 
these toxins combined with 
sleep deprivation makes for 
such an interesting cocktail. 

Next thing you know, 

you're on your 3 otn hour, and 
you just remembered that 
you've got another paper due 
in two hours. 

Your brain tells you that 
meltdown is imminent, but 
somehow, you have to find a 
way to go on. 

Before its all over, you've 
cranked out three papers in 72 
straight hours, lost seven hours 
of your memory, and for some 
reason you think your watch is 
set on London Time. It takes 
Christmas for roll around 
before your body finally can tell 
the difference between night 
and day. 

My best advice is not to 
follow in my footsteps, but hey, 
I've told myself I wouldn't do 
this again over and over, but I 
always do. 

Chances are, around the 
end of November, I'll be on a 
marathon caffeine binge, along 
with the rest of the 
procrastinators. I'll see you 
then, bright and early at 

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t h u r s 

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Shane Erath 

Editor-in-chief, Argus 

I seem to remember my 
English 1020 professor saying 
that the title is the most 
important part of an essay. 

Apparently, Rondray Hill 

In the Oct. 18 edition of 
the Current Sauce, I wrote an 
article originally titled "The 
Phantom Motive" in which I 
addressed the possible motive 
behind the Phantom Pooper's 

Editor's Take 

attacks: the lack of stall doors 
in Kyser Hall's bathrooms. 

I must thank Rondray for 
changing the title of my article 
to a real eye-catcher! 

In bold font, the changed 
title blares that "Kyser Hall's 
mens restroom stalls need 

First off, I'd prefer if you 
at least use correct grammar 
when you change my titles; 
that "mens" should be 
possessive. Feel free to see me 
Tuesdays and Thursdays in 

the Writing Center if you need 
help using possessives. 

However, what really 
annoys me about this is that 
no one bothered to inform me 
of the change of ask for my 
permission. It seems to me 
that if you're going to print an 
editorial I write, you could 
have respect enough to contact 
me if you want to make 
changes to the work. 

The editors of Literature 
and the Writing Process didn't 
just decide to change the title 

of "The Lottery" to "Town 
throws rocks at Tessie 

So, when you decide to 
change the title of this article, 
at least title it something I 
don't have to be ashamed to 
have associated with my 

Editor announces new features of the Current Sauce 

I'm thrilled to let you, the 
readers, know that 
we've added some new 
features to both our 
weekly newspaper and 
our online web site, 
www, cur rentsauce . com . 

The first of our 
changes is located in the 
Life section. Now, and 

every week from here 

on out, the Life section 
will feature a crossword 
puzzle. Many of you have 
asked me why we have not 
had a crossword puzzle on at 
least one of our pages. 

You'd be amazed by how 
many people love crossword 
puzzles. They can't seem to 
get enough of them. So we 
figured it would be a good 
idea to start giving you guys 
and girls a weekly crossword 

As I said before, you can 
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the answers can be found on 


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Editor's Take 

our web site. 

Speaking of our web site, 
a second feature has 
been added exclusively 
to the online site. In the 
last couple of weeks, 
many of you have been 
upset with some of the 
things I have written 
about in my editorials. 
And if you weren't 
upset, then you may 
have had some 
questions or wanted 
something I wrote to be 

Or maybe you have a take 
but just don't want to see your 
work in print. I've talked to 
many of you who said they 
have an opinion on an issue, 
but they just don't feel 
comfortable writing a long 

So we have started a new 
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Back to the Editor." This 
section will not only let you 
vent, rant or rave on a topic, 

but it will let you get 
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enough), and click on the 
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You will need to create an 
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Once a week, I will read 
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best topics. 

It could be a question 
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We have some exciting 
things planned with our web 
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Of course, you can still get 
the latest in NSU news at the 
site as well. And in the next 
few days, our web site should 
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a redesign is almost finished. 

But you don't have to 
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All the news that didn't seem to fit 

Tim Jones and Vincent 

Chicago Tribune 

Been wondering about 
Gary Condit and Washington 
intern Chandra Levy, who 
seems to have disappeared for 
a second time? 

How about O.J. Simpson, 
who took the witness stand in 
Miami last week and - ready 
for this? - did so without CNN 
providing non-stop coverage. 

They've been shoved to 
the hind end of the media bus 
and are now, in their own way, 
editorial victims of the events 
triggered by Sept. 11. They're 
back there with the Social 
Security lockbox, drilling in 
the Arctic National Wildlife 
Refuge, Jennifer Lopez's 
marriage and vigorous dissent. 

This is no media 
conspiracy. After all, 
television, newspapers and 
magazines have for years 
reaped enormous profits from 
serving up a daily story diet 
that exceeds the USDA's 
recommended levels for fat 
and carbohydrate intake. 

James Naughton, the 
former executive editor of the 

Philadelphia Inquirer and now 
president of the Poynter 
Institute for Media Studies, 
said the redefinition of news 
in the past seven weeks is the 
biggest shift he has seen since 
the reporting of Watergate. 

"What this has done is 
refresh our recollection of 
what matters to the point that 
real news is dominating, in the 
way that the Condit story and 
all that other fake news did," 
Naughton said. 

So what might have made 
the front page in most daily 
papers had it not been for the 
terrorist attacks? Here goes. 

The Postal Service is 
pressing to push the price of a 
first-class stamp to 37 cents, 
up from 34 cents. Because the 
Postal Service usually gets 
what it wants, look for that to 
arrive in January. 

The media-sponsored 
recount of Florida's 
presidential vote, the one that 
is supposed to resolve who 
won last year's disputed 
election, is on hold. Plans call 
for examination of the tally to 
begin in December. 

Toyota and Sony 
announced they had combined 

forces to produce a car that 
smiles, cries and changes 
colors, depending on how you 
treat it. Called Pod, the car is 
normally orange, but it turns 
blue and produces water on its 
headlights if it has a flat tire or 
runs out of gas. No word on 
how it responds to potholes. 

The number of layoffs 
announced since Sept. 11 
topped 410,000, about the size 
of the city of Atlanta. 

The murder rate in the 
United States reached a 35- 
year low last year, according 
to the FBI. 

Thirteen people were 
killed in Brookwood, Ala., 
when part of the roof of Blue 
Creek Mine No. 5 fell near a 
battery charger in the nation's 
deepest mine. It was the worst 
mining accident in the United 
States since 1984. 

Former President Bill 
Clinton was suspended from 
practicing law before the 
Supreme Court. 

Researchers at Texas A&M 
University reported that 
guinea-pig-like rodents from 
Africa may have crossed the 
Atlantic Ocean by swimming 
or rafting along ocean 


A global dust storm 
engulfed Mars, kicking up 
dust as fine as talcum powder 
up to 40 miles into the 

Minnesota Gov. Jesse 
Ventura urged residents of the 
state to stop reading the two 
major daily newspapers in the 
Minneapolis-St. Paul area and 
to stop watching the local 
evening newscasts. That way, 
Ventura said, residents can 
protect themselves from the 
"half-truths, the National 
Enquirer journalism that's 
practiced today." Ventura 
recommended talk radio as ^ 
reliable source of informatio 11 

O.J. Simpson was 
acquitted in Miami on charge 
of road rage. Simpson smil^ 
and said, "Thank you." 

And U.S. Rep. Gary 
Condit, D-Calif., will face a 
primary challenge from 
California Assemblyman 
Dennis Cardoza, who 
promised that he would n° l 
make character an issue. A$ 
the San Francisco Chronic^ 
noted, that won't be necess^ 


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Works like this one by JonMarc Edwards are on display at the NSU Orville G. Hanchey art gallery through November. 

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through my art. " 

JonMarc Edwards, Artist 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

TAT hen most people see letters, they only see words. 
* * When artist JonMarc Edwards sees them, he sees 

"I was always interested in language, letters and words," he 
said. "People universally learn the same language skills, but 
interpret them differently - just like art." 

Edwards, an artist from Leavenworth, Kansas, has practiced 
his craft for textual art since Kindergarten. The 42-year-old now 
lives and works in his studio in Los Angeles. He has worked as 
a professional artist for 20 years. 

"I won an award in Kindergarten. That actually motivated 
me," he said. "It (art) was one thing I always excelled at, and 
was something I could do at home." 

This month, Edwards' art will be displayed at 
Northwestern State University's Orville G. Hanchey Gallery. 
Students can see the collection through November. 

Edwards said his collection is a language concept in itself. 
He has created most of his artwork under the textual device 
known as "monosyble," a design that employs the elements of 
sign, image and text. 

"It's like a sketchbook, you can see the ideals develop from 
one sketch to the next," he said. "I would say my work is 
abstractly based and textually modified." 

Edwards has translated his work in eight languages, 
collaborating with translators to do so. 

"Language is abstract, but it's also concrete," he said. 

He thinks his text art is a rarity. 

"There aren't a lot of people working the way I'm 
working," he said. 

Edwards said being an artist is a difficult career choice, but 
is worthy of pursuit. 

"I can communicate my inner thoughts and dreams 
through my art," he said. " I feel like it's a whole universe to 

Natchitoches ghosts haunt Magnolia Plantation, courthouse 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Every year children prepare for 
Halloween with scary costumes and 
even scarier stories. They tell stories 
about haunted houses and scary 
creatures in far off places. But how 
many of us know about the haunted 
places right under our noses, in and 
around Natchitoches? 

"Most of our ghost stories are 
taken as truth from history or from 
actual folk records," said Kristen 

Koehn, curator of the Old Courthouse Museum on Second 

One story taken from history is the story of Saint Maurice 
Plantation. Travelers would be put up for the night and the 
owners would cut their throats, rob them and then throw then 
into a well on the property. 

"They killed 40 people this way," Koehn said. 

The owners were eventually caught and hanged. Legend 
has it that the ghosts of the murdered people burned down the 
Plantation in the 1970s. 

Photo courtesy Courthouse 

The city courthouse is 
rumored to be haunted. 

Magnolia Plantation, south of Natchitoches is also haunted. 
The overseer was killed by Union soldiers and buried in 
hallowed ground in the front yard. Poltergeist are said to haunt 
the area and people report hearing "...weird creaky noises and 
things falling without explanation," Koehn said. 

One ghost story that could have an explanation is the 
Legend of Victoria. Victoria was a town near Robeline in the 
late 1800s. People claim to see flames and smoke coming out of 
the woods around the remains of the town. The flames and 
smoke seem to be headed in the direction of the Shiloh 
Cemetery near Provencal. There is no record of a cemetery in 
Victoria so people claim that the flames are the souls of the dead 
residents of Victoria, looking for a resting place. 
"Probably... they're actually seeing the... natural gases that come 
out of the swamp," Koehn said. 

Even the Old Courthouse has a story. There is a long crack 
in the wall on the back stairway. There used to be a door there 
that went from the old courtroom to the jail. The staff began 
telling people that the crack was from criminals trying to escape 
from the boarded up courtroom. What started out as a joke got 
around as a real ghost story. Koehn said that is how ghost 
stories start. 

"It's just that little grain of truth of something and it gets 
passed downand expanded and pretty soon everyone's heard or 

seen the ghost," she said. 

Another story with a little grain of truth is The Witch of 
Bayou Pierre, which happens to be Koehn's favorite story. 

"It has some good... historical facts 
in it. The people. . .actually 
existed," Koehn said. 

The story is about a girl 
named Sabine who was 
kidnapped on October 17. The 
kidnappers attacked Sabine's 
uncle, who tried to help her and 
took her from her home. The 
girl's grandmother was a witch 
and she, in turn put a curse on 
Ocase Bowles and his men for 
taking Sabine. On the 17th of 
each month, a man appeared and 
killed one of Bowles men until all of them were dead. 

Some say you can still hear the shots and the grandmother's 
laughter at twilight on the 17th of each month. 

"We know that the granddaughter was kidnapped but 
whether or not the grandmother put a curse upon the gang or if 
the uncle... stalked them until the entire gang was dead, no one 
knows," Koehn said. 

Photo courtesy of 

Magnolia Plantation has its own 
ghosts as well. 

Natchitoches/NSU Symphony to perform concert Nov. 8 

The Natchitoches - Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will 
P re sent works by Dvorak and Rachmaninoff when it performs in 
concert Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall, 
^chard Rose is the conductor. 

, Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Society season ticket 

are admitted free with their tickets. NSU students are 
Emitted with their I.D. Tickets at the door are $10. 
. The orchestra will perform Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 in E 
^inor" (New World Symphony) and Rachmaninoff's "Concerto 
r °- 2 in C Minor" featuring Assistant Professor of Piano Nikita 
Fit *nke, 

Rose says the entire concert is "very romantic." 
The audience should leave with a good feeling," he said. 


e concert will be emotionally demanding, not only of the 

aien Ce but also the orchestra. Both pieces especially the 
v °rak Symphony take every ounce of physical and emotional 
er gy the musicians have. You feel tired but very good when 
are finished. It is very rewarding to perform." 

Dvorak got the ideas for the "New World Symphony" while 
visiting the United States, but finished it in his native 

"It is melodious. American folk based but it is definitely a 
Slavic piece of music," said Rose. "It has very beautiful 
melodies. The second movement, "Largo" is probably the most 

Rose said the symphony was originally thought to be 
Dvorak's fifth, but four earlier symphonies were later found. 

"That is part of a strange phenomenon among 19th century 
composers such as Schubert, Beethoven and Dvorak that none of 
them wrote more than nine symphonies," said Rose. 

According to Rose, Rachmaninoff's concerto is "one of the 

"The orchestra is involved more in the piece than just being 
an accompanist. There is a great deal of dialogue between the 
orchestra and piano," said Rose. "Rachmaninoff is one of the 
most underrated orchestrators in history. His use of tone colors 

combining the different instruments is just fantastic." 

Fitenko, a first-year faculty member at Northwestern is 
making his debut with the Natchitoches-Northwestern 

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, graduated from the St. 
Petersburg Conservatory with a Citation for Excellence in piano 
performance given to only five other graduates in the last 50 
years. After being awarded a "City of Weimar" stipend from 
East Germany, he made his formal debut in 1992 with the St. 
Petersburg Capella Symphony and has performed throughout 

Fitenko continued his studies at the University of North 
Texas where he received the Anton Rubinstein Memorial Award. 
In 1995, he was awarded top prizes in the Beethoven 
International Competition of the Houston Symphony. Since 
1996, Fitenko has worked with the Altarus Records Co. to record 
a series of contemporary Russian piano music. 

The Tragedy of 

Pictured here are 
cast members of NSU's 
production of The 
Tragedy of Frankenstein. 

NSU Theatre will 
perform its production 
through Sunday. 

Students can pick 
up tickets to the 
performance at the ticket 
office in A.A. Fredrick's 

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Make no mistake, Demons not looking past SWT 

By Rondray Hill 


This question was posed 
to Demon wideout Devon 
Lockett yesterday afternoon. 

Are the Demons looking 
past the 0-3 conference record 
of Southwest Texas and 
thinking about McNeese State 
two weeks from now? 

"No," Lockett said. 

That's all he said. 

He, along with coach 
Steve Roberts, think that 
Demons' 42-17 win against 
Jacksonville State hasn't given 
them a false sense of security. 

"I think that our team is a 
little more mature than they 
were at this time last year," 
Roberts said. "We will learn a 
little about our team's 

mauturity this week." 

The scenarios are similar 
between last year's team, who 
went into Southwest Texas 
with a four-game winning 
streak only to leave on the 
start of a four game losing 
streak, and this year's team. 

The Demons head to San 
Marcos this week on a three- 
game wining streak. They also 
have McNeese and Stephen F. 

Austin, both of whom are 
ranked , right behind SWT. 

But the Demons have to 
face an SWT team wit one of 
the best pass defenses in the 
conference this week. 

"It's going to be a big deal 
for our offense," Lockett said. 
"We will have to see how we 
do against a pass defense that 
returns 10 starters on 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
The Demon football team, and the Purple Swarm seen here, say they're 
focused on Southwest Texas. NSU takes on McNeese next week. 

Countdown to tipoff 

Ridin' Dirty 

Lady Demon center Emily 
Huey talks about life, near- 
death, and all the things 
needed to be a 'soldier \ 

Mindy Mixon 

Sauce reporter 

Senior Emily Huey wants everyone to know 
"that just because you're tall doesn't mean your a 
mean fighting machine." Huey stands heads above 
the rest of us mere mortals at a towering 6'4. 

"I like being tall - you get lots of attention." 

The irony is that Huey is a fighting machine. 
She is currently battling stomach ulcers, which 
have put her in the hospital twice in the last two 

"The ulcers are stress related, so anything could 
activate them. I could bleed to death - the last time 
I was in the hospital, which was three days ago, I 
almost had to have a blood transfusion - it's very 

Countdown to 

The Current Sauce 
is featuring two 
Demon basketball 
players in the 
weeks leading up 
to the 2001-2002 
Basketball preview. 

She's got two weeks 
before the start of the season 
and she's "trying the best that 
she can. I am the only senior 
on the team -this is my year 
and I need to shine." 

The team doctor did not 
even try to dissuade her from 
playing. "He knows I won't 
stop anyway because I'm a 

Sounds like a fighting 
machine to me. 

Her dad influenced her basketball career from 
the beginning - way back in the sixth grade when 
Emily was a "tall, uncoordinated fat girl who 
needed to play a sport." 

By her sophomore year, universities all around 
the country wanted the Alice, Texas native to 
represent their school and shoot for their team. 

" I chose Northwestern because I loved the 
environment - it was so homey. The people, 
president, and coaches - we really connected. I fit 
in well here." 

"Her height and ability to shoot - she's a 
natural shooter," assistant coach Stephanie Graf 
said. "To be so big she has a soft touch on the ball." 

Huey's infamous for providing entertainment 
for the team. "I sing and dance all the time - in the 
locker room, in the shower, on the bus. The girls 
are always like 'Emily be quiet' but I love to sing." 

"Emily is a unique individual," assistant coach 
Kia Converse commented. "She's a fun-going 

Cont'd on Page 8 

Photo by Rondray Hill 

Emily Huey, seen here sitting on her 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo, says she's a 'Soldier'. She says that 
because even though she was in the hospital three days ago, "the doctor didn't try to stop me from 
playing. Huey and the Lady Demons are hoping that the Soldier mentality will help them get to the 
NCAA tournament this season. 

Former Demon, 
Viking Thibodeaux 
signed by Green 
Bay Packers 

story courtesy of Green Bay Packers 

The Green Bay Packers have signed 
veteran cornerback Keith Thibodeaux, a 
fourth-year professional and a recent 
Minnesota Viking, GM/Head Coach Mike 
Sherman announced. 

Linebacker Andre O'Neal was released to 
make room for the 27-year-old Northwestern 
(La.) State alumnus. 

Thibodeaux, 5-11 and 189 pounds, had 
posted five tackles for Minnesota from his 
defensive back position and two additional 
special teams stops this season before being 
placed on waivers Oct 15. 

A year earlier, he had been one of the 
Vikings' premier special teams performers, 
posting 11 tackles, nine of them unassisted, 
while playing in all 16 games. He also 
weighed in with 19 tackles as a defensive 
back, 17 of them solo stops, an one 
interception among four passes defensed. 

Thibodeaux, originally was a fifth-round 
selection of the Washington Redskins in the 
1997 NFL draft, the 140th player chosen. 
Despite playing behind veterans Darrell 
Green and Chris Dishman in the Washington 
secondary as a rookie, Thibodeaux played in 
15 games and finished the season with 14 total 
tackles, one pass defensed and one forced 
fumble. He also posted four tackles on special 

Waived by the Redskins Aug. 25, 1998, he 
was out of football during the '98 season, 
subsequently signing with the Atlanta Falcons 
as a free agent on Feb. 5, 1999. Waived Nov. 2, 
1999, after playing in eight games for Atlanta, 
he signed with Minnesota on Nov. 4, 1999, and 
played in three games for the Vikings before 
being placed on injured reserve Dec. 23 with a 
shoulder injury. With Atlanta, he posted four 
tackles as a defensive back and one solo stop 
on special teams, later registering three special 
teams tackles after signing with the Vikings 
Nov. 4. 

Thibodeaux remained on Minnesota's 
roster through the 2000 season. Terminated 
March 2, 2001, he later re-signed as a free 
agent July 27, 2001, and was with the Vikings 
through the first five weeks of the regular 
season before being waived Oct. 15. 

The newcomer has been assigned jersey 
number 22. 

NCAA, NSU begin re-certification of program 

Photo by Rondray Hill 

Te nille Fogel and compliance director Julie Lessiter meet with 
^-certification officials at one of yesterday's meetings. 

Rondray Hill 


NSU Athletic 
department officials met 
with NCAA officials 
yesterday to start the 
process of re-certifying the 
school's NCAA Division I 

Yesterday's meetings 
signaled the begining of the 
the a process that the NCAA 
makes all of its member 
schools undergo. 

"We're here to explain 
what the institution has to 

do to remain a Division I 
school," Gordon Finch, a 
member of the NCAA's 
review team said. "We 
review with everyone what 
the NCAA requires." 

Under the requirements, 
NSU has a year to complete 
a self-study of the program. 
In it, they must address 
weaknesses in the areas of 
academic integrity, financial 
integrity and gender and 
race-related issues. 

After the self-study is 
completed, the department 
has to go through a peer 

review. This group will 
evaluate the report and 
make their own suggestions 
on certain items. Once the 
peer review is completed, 
all of the information is sent 
to the NCAA for 

"It's a lot like the 
accreditation process for 
academic programs," 
Athletic Director Greg 
Burke said. "The NCAA 
basically walks us through 
it. We do an evaluation on 
their parameters, forward 
them the information, and 

they evaluate it and make a 

Once the NCAA gets the 
report, they have the option 
of giving NSU ful 
certification, certification 
with conditions, and non- 

"I'm looking forward to 
it," Burke said. "We try to 
have a department that 
meets the needs of the 
students, so this will give us 
an opportunity to see where 
we stand." 

The process should be 
completed by 2003. 




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person who loves to talk and 
gets along with everyone." 

Upon obtaining her 
psychology degree this May, 
Emily will either pursue her 
master's or began working 
right away with children in 
Texas. She'll have plenty of 
experience through her work 
with the Psychology Club 
here on campus. 

"I am the Vice-president 
for the club and right now we 
are working with children 
who have AIDS. We are 
sponsoring fundraisers so that 
we can take them to Camp 
Laurel where they are 
allowed to be regular kids - 
they are around the same 
type of people as them. They 
don't have to worry about 
being around someone and 
hugging people - they can be 

The Lady Demon's 
upcoming season looks 
promising if the Preseason 
poll results are any indication 
of success. The Demon's were 
pegged second to finish in the 
Southland Conference behind 
fierce rival Stephen F. Austin. 

"They've been our rival 
for years -if you like SFA, you 
aren't right in the head." 
"This year is our best chance - 
we have ton's of talent and 
the freshmen are learning so 
quick. They are picking up 
the team already." 

A win against SFA will be 
necessary to fulfill Huey's 
goal for this season. 

"I'm not worried about 
individual records - I'm 
worried about the team as a 
whole, how we are going to 
end up in the end because I 
want to make it all the way to 
the dance this year." 

Sounds like a fighting 
machine to me. 

Rodriguez Doubtful; Demons move up in polls 

Northwestern State will 
probably have to play 
Saturday's regionally- 
televised game at 
Southwest Texas State 
without preseason All- 
American linebacker 
Kurt Rodriguez, who is 
listed as "doubtful" after 
successful surgery 
Monday on his right 

Rodriguez suffered 
a dislocation in the 
wrist on the first play of 
the game Saturday, but 
was able to play 12 
more snaps later in the first 
half of the Demons' 42-17 win 
over nationally-ranked 
Jacksonville State. He had a pin 
inserted in the wrist Monday 
and could possibly be able to 
return to action Saturday, said 
trainer Ed Evans, although that 
is unlikely. 

The 12th-ranked Demons 
(6-2 overall, 2-1 in 
conference play) 
are among four 
teams bunched 
atop the 
Football League 
standings with 
only one 
defeat. To keep 
pace with 
McNeese State, 
Stephen F. Austin 
and Sam 
Houston State, 
Northwestern must win 
Saturday afternoon in a 1:30 
game at Southwest Texas (4-4, 
0-3) to be televised by Fox 
Sports Net. 

Rodriguez, a New Orleans- 
Holy Cross product, was the 
leading tackier in the 
conference last year. He ranks 

Demons up in 

The Demons are now 
the top-ranked team 
among Southland 
conference schools, 
moving up to No. 1 1 
in the Sports 
Network poll. 

11. NSU 

12. McNeese 
19. Sam Houston 
22. SFA 

second on the Demon squad 
this year with 51 stops and 
eight tackles for lost yardage, 
while leading the team with 
two fumble recoveries. 

His replacement would be 
redshirt freshman Johnnie 
Hamilton of Monroe-Ouachita, 
who had 17 tackles, including 
five in last Saturday's win over 
Jacksonville State. 

Demon coach Steve 
Roberts said his team had a 
"tremendous" Tuesday practice 
in Turpin Stadium, "one of the 
best days we've had this year. 

"The kids came out really 
focused and gave great effort," 
said Roberts. 

"We got a super job from 
the scout team players who 
gave us a great look at what 
Southwest Texas likes to do 
offensively and defensively. It 
was a tremendous day of work 
for us." 

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By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The University Police 
have not found any suspects 
in the telephoned anthrax 
scare at Russell Hall last 
' Tuesday. 

According to Chief Rickie 
Williams the only leads they 
have are three calls placed 
from pay phones that 
occurred the day of the 
inddent, and the location of 
the three phones. 

The penalty for this type 
of 'prank' falls under 
terrorizing and carries a fine 
of not more than $15,000, a 
prison sentence of no more 
than IS years or both. 

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agreement with LaSalle 
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Superintendent Cary 
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agreement is part of 
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Articulation Initiative to 
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spools, according to Susan 
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SGA plans to raise $9,400 for New York relief 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Government 
Association kicked off a 
fundraising campaign 
Wednesday to support the 
New York Fire Department. 

Gov. Mike Foster 
announced on Oct. 16 that 
Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. 
would donate time to build a 
"pumper" truck for the NYFD. 
The truck will be named "The 
Spirit of Louisiana," and will 
be delivered on Christmas Day. 

"He asked all the 
departments within the state to 
help with this program, and 
our system (the University of 
Louisiana School System) 
picked up on it and said, 'let's 
get on it/" Rusty Broussard, 
SGA president, said. 

The set monetary goal for 
the entire fundraising 
program, called "Bucks for 
Trucks," is $500,000. NSU's 
goal is $9,400. 

"We had a teleconference 
where the SGA's from our 
system. together and 
decided on the goals," 
Broussard said. "We decided 
$1 per student per institution, 
so therefore our goals for each 
institution is based on our 
student enrollment." 

In attendance for the 
Wednesday's event were 
Broussard, University 
President Randall Webb and 
Natchitoches Mayor Wayne 
McCullen. The first donation 
made to the fund was given by 
Webb, and later matched by 

Broussard would was 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

Mayor Wayne McCullen and University president Randall Webb look at a 
fire truck that is similar to the one that will be sent to the New York Fire 

satisfied with the turn out of 
the event. 

"I didn't think that many 
people would show up, but it 

was amazing," he said. 

The money put up by 
Webb and McCullen are the 
initial donations, but 

Broussard does not think it will 
be hard to get a $1 out of each 
NSU student. 

"Usually people have that 
in the spare change in their 
pocket, and people can give it 
out," he said. 

The next event used to 
gather donations for "Bucks for 
Trucks" will be the 
"Coffeehouse Out on a Limb." 
The event will be in the Alley 
on Monday at 8 p.m. Fliers will 
be located around campus 
about "Bucks for Trucks." 

Tommy MacDonald, fleet 
supervisor for NYFD, 
appreciates all the help his city 
has received from the nation. 

"They (Louisiana) are not 
the only ones offering help, we 
are in the position to accept 
any help we can get," he said. 

"The Spirit of Northwestern" 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 


Between cancellations and road trips, it has been 
unusual season for the Demon "Spirit of 
Northwestern" marching band. Now they look to 
relax and show off to a hungry home crowd with a 
pair of upcoming home events. 

Director of Athletic Bands Jeff Matthews said the 
terrorism-related cancellation of the home football 

game against Gardner- Webb was the biggest problem 
in an otherwise excellent season. 

"We've had a great year," Matthews said of the 
312-member combined marching band, color guard, 
and danceline. Matthews said five Northwestern 
State band members - Melissa Gilliam, Chris 
McCardle, Michael Vizier, Melanie Davis and Michael 
Barron - toured with prestigious professional drum 
corps this year, competing with and against the best 
marching musicians in the country. In addition, two 

Practice makes perfect 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

University band member Aaron Savoie practices on his 
euphonium. The "Spirit of Northwestern" band is preparing for its 
13th Annual Northwestern State Marching Band Contest. The 
"Spirit of Northwestern" band is proud to be hosting the event, 
which takes place on Saturday. 

instructors for the world champion Rosemont 
Cavaliers drum corps. 

Not bad for a transition year that saw Matthews 
take the reins of the athletic bands from now Director 
of Bands Bill Brent. 

But a sparse home game schedule, coupled with 
the Gardner-Webb cancellation on Sept. 15, means the 
home crowd hasn't seen much of the "Spirit of 
Northwestern." The Demon band will get a chance to 
show off at home Saturday when they host the 13th 
Annual Northwestern State Marching Band Contest. 
Thirty-three high school bands from around and 
outside the state will compete, with the "Spirit of 
Northwestern" performing at the end. 

Then on Nov. 16 the band is scheduled to perform 
its second annual jamboree in A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. The band plans to play material from all 
of the season's shows, from the patriotic standards 
from the first home game to the recent eclectic 
Jetsons/ Willie Nelson /Percy Sledge show. The show 
will also include a preview performance of Duke 
Ellington favorites for the last regular season home 
game on Nov. 17 against Stephen F. Austin and a 
selection of songs played in the bandstand at football 
games. The NSU Brass Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra 
is also slated to perform. 

"All proceeds from the concert goes to the band's 
operational funds," Matthews said. Operational 
funds pay for travel expenses and equipment. Tickets 
for the jamboree are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. 
NSU students can get a free ticket with their ID. For 
ticket information, call 357-4522. 

Wesley Foundation/SAB host 'Godstock' 2001 

By Mindy Mixon 

Sauce Reporter 

Christian rock music - Generation 
X's answer to modern-day 
spiritualism. Last Friday the Student 
Activities Board and the Wesley 
Foundation teamed up with various 
religious organizations on campus to 
sponsor 'Godstock.' Musicians from 
all over the state showed up to 
participate in this Battle of the Bands. 

"There are fourteen bands," 
manager Matt Drummond said. 
"Each band gets fifteen minutes and 
there's a cash prize at the end." 

Cash prizes totaling $600 were 
given out, but all proceeds go to 

Northwestern student Ross Kaplan, 
who was injured in a car accident 
earlier this year. 

"We're trying to raise money to help 
him out," Andy Jacobs, special 
coordinator at the Wesley Foundation, 
said. "All profit goes to him, no one 
will profit for this. I also wanted to 
bring Christian music to campus. I 
thought it would be a good break - 
come out and have fun." 

Although money was at stake, the 
bands maintained a winning attitude. 

"I don't think we will win," Ben 
Purtle, participant, said. "We'll 
probably come in last place - I'm. 
shooting for last place. If there's any 

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Photo by Glen Ward 

Bassist James Scott 
leaped off of the 
stage and into the 
crowd during his 
band's performance 
last Friday. Scott is a 
member of the 
Daniel LarRusso 
band. Members of 
The Foundation 
hope to make 
'Godstock' an annual 


University officials rededicate Nelson Hall 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

Lee H. Nelson Hall has 
officially become the 
headquarters of the National 
Center for Preservation 
Technology and Training. 

"The NCPTT was an 
entity established under the 
National Park Service in 
1992, and we function to 
develop new preservation 
technology for cultural 
resources. ..and museum 
collections," Mary F. Striegel, 
Ph.D., said. 

A ribbon cutting 
ceremony took place 
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and was 
followed by an open house at 
10:15 a.m. People in 
attendance included 
University President Randall 

Webb, Mayor Wayne 
McCullen, Robert Collins, 
Louisiana Deputy State 
Historic Preservation Officer 
and Chief Rufus Davis of the 
Caddo-Adai tribe. 

The NCPTT has three 
main components: research, 
training and information 
management according to 
Streigel. In addition to the 
function of NCPTT, it houses 
some very exclusive 

"We have an 

environmental exposure 
facility that is a world-class 
research facility," Striegel 
said. "We operate one of only 
three operating 
environmental chambers that 
look at the effects of air 
pollution on cultural 
materials such as, limestone. 

marble, bronze." 

NCPTT came to the, 
Northwestern campus 
through legislation drafted in 
1992 by Senator Bennett 
Johnston. The legislation 
stated the national sender 
would be established, and 
created the Preservation and 
Technology Advisory Board. 
The legislation created a 
preservation technology and 
training grant program, and 
it stated the center would be 
established on 
Northwestern's campus. 

"We feel that in today's 
era with internet 

communication the world is 
really wide open, and we 
could be anywhere. But we 
feel very fortunate to be here 
in Natchitoches," she said. 

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Mike Farley, a member of the 
National Interfraternity 
Conference, will speak on 
Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the 
ballroom. Farley will speak 
about leadership issues, goal 
setting, team building and 
communicating. His 
presentation, called "Sacred 
Cows Make The Best 
Hamburgers," is open to al 

SGA passes legislation; bathroom 
stall doors to be reinstalled in Kyser 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The SGA passed 
legislation Monday night 
requiring doors to put on all 
bathroom stalls in Kyser Hall. 

Bill FA01-017 states that 
privacy, especially in the 
restroom, is the right of every 
student and that doors ensure 
this privacy. 

Since the restroom stalls 
lack doors, they also lack 
privacy. This lack of privacy is 
the main concern of the bill. 

"Nobody ever uses those 
(restrooms without doors) 
because they don't want 
everyone to see them do their 
business," Jennifer Marquez, 
sophomore business 
administration major, said. 

Privacy is a major concern 
to students, especially when it 
concerns the restroom. Most 
students feel there is no point 
in having a restroom where 
the stalls have no doors. 

"I think it's wrong that 
there are no doors for the stalls 
because of the issue of 
privacy," ShaDonna Sims, 
sophomore psychology major, 
said. "Someone shouldn't 
have to worry about trying to 

find a stall with a door on it." 

The problem is more 
common in the men's restroom 
than in the women's. 

"I realize that nobody 
wants to be seen doing that, 
but personally I don't want to 
see anybody doing that," 
Wade Johnson, senior business 
administration major, said. 
"No one wants to go into a 
restroom where you can see 
everything that goes on in 

Senator Luke Hutchison 
sponsored the bill. This is 
Hutchison's first term as a 
Senator, but he had considered 
this problem before his 
appointment to the SGA. 

"When I took the oath, it 
was already something that 
was on my mind," Hutchison 

Although several students 
have a problem with the 
missing doors, the doors were 
removed because of student 
complaints. There was 
vandalism, mainly holes to the 
walls separating the stalls. 
This caused many students to. 
feel insecure in their privacy 

"Basically, it was a 
preventive measure that didn't 

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^ay we can go lower, then that's what I want." 

Keeping with the true spirit of rock concerts, groupies came 
out in droves. 

"I'm here to support the Daniel Larrusso band," Stacey 
Hammond said. "I am from Louisiana Tech and their new hit 
song 'Want Some Cereal' is awesome, the greatest ever. I am 
their # 1 fan." 

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Disney is giving a presentation 
about paid internships next 
Thursday at 5 p.m. in Russell 
Hall Room 107. All majors and 
college levels are eligible. 

Catholic Student 

The CSO will be having weekly 
Bible study every Tuesday at 8 
p.m. at the center. Everyone is 
welcome. There will also be a 
praise and worship service 
Wednesday. For any information 
call Amy Dowden at 352-2615 or 
email to 

Baptist Collegiate 

The BCM will have Wednesday 
night worship at the BCM, across 
the street from Watson Library, 
every Wednesday night. The 
worship begins at 8:31 p.m. All 
students are welcome to attend. 
For more information call the 
BCM at 352-5464. 

Circle K International 

Circle K International invites 
you to it's meetings every 
Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. in 
room 320 of the Student Union. 
For more information call lessica 
at 357-5974. 

Lady of the Bracelet 

Any woman interested in being a 
participant in the 2002 Miss 
Lady of the Bracelet pageant 

should go by room 214 of the 
Student Union to pick up a 
scholarship application. 

Fellowship Christian 

FCA will be having its weekly 
fellowship every Tuesday night. 
The meetings are held in the 
athletic field house on the south 
end of Turpin Stadium at 8 p.m. 
There will be a devotional 
speaker each week. Everyone is 
welcome to come and join us in 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club would like to 
invite potential members to its 
weekly meetings, every 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 331 
of Kyser Hall. 


The new editions of Argus, the 
NSU literary and art magazine, 
are ready and can be picked up 
for free in room 335 of Kyser 

Registrars' Office 

Early registration for the Spring 
2002 semester is right around the 
corner. The dates are as follows: 
graduate students and seniors - 
Nov. 7, juniors - Nov. 8, 
sophomores - Nov. 9. 
Departmental registration will 
begin on Nov. 12 and ends on 
Nov. 16. This is for students with 
less than 30 hours. Early 
registration ends on Dec. 14. 

Counseling and Career 

The following companies have 

sent correspondence to CCS 
informing us of current position 
openings:National Science 
Foundation, Arlington, Va.- 
information technology 
specialist; Washington Mutual 
Finance, Natchitoches-manager 
trainee; KTBS, Shreveport- 
anchor/ reporter, overnight 
producer, master control 
operator; KSLA, Shreveport- 
newscast producer, news 
director, anchor /reporter. For 
more information, stop by our 
office in room 305 of the Student 

Public Relations 
Student Society of 

PRSSA will have a meeting 
Tuesday at 5 p.m. in room 107 of 
Kyser Hall. Any student 
interested in public relations or 
journalism is encouraged to 

Student Activities Board 

The SAB will sponsor a "Sacred 
Cows Make the Best 
Hamburgers," a speech on 
leadership given by Mike Farley 
on Tuesday at 7 p.m. All students 
are encouraged to attend. 


NSU Club Soccer 

NSU Club Soccer invites anyone 
who is interested in playing club 
soccer to their practices which 
are held behind Watson library at 
5:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday and Sunday. 


Sigma Aalpha lota 

The 6th annual "Women of the 
Night" drag queen contest will 
take place on Friday at 7 p.m. in 
the band hall. Admission is $5 or 
$3 with canned goods. 

Omega Psi Phi 
Fraternity, Inc. 

The men of Omega Psi Phi 
Fraternity will have their 
Achievement Wpek beginning on 
Sunday and eYfafng on Saturday. 
The events are as follows: 
Sunday-Omega Men Worship as 
One (morning worship service at 
BCM); Monday-Omega Men on 
the yard (Iberville Cafeteria at 6 
p.m.); Tuesday-Movie Night with 
the Ques (University Columns 
clubhouse at 8 p.m.); 
Wednesday-Omega's "Donate 
An Organ, Save A Life" Day 
(Student Union lobby); 
Thursday-Hit by a Que Day, Safe 
Sex Encouragement display table 
(Student Union lobby); Friday- 
Senior Citizen's Day; Saturday- 
Founder's Day-"90 Years of 
Service to Mankind"; week long 
activities-annual can food drive, 
"Que-TIPS," community service 
project drawing (win a $100 gift 
card from Wal-Mart). For more 
information, contact Myron 
Harris at 354-6028. 

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College of William and Mary end romances between students and professors 

Courtesy Knight-Ridder 
News Service 

Faculty at the College of 
William and Mary is 
recommending a new policy 
that would ban all romantic 
relationships between 
teachers and undergraduate 

William and Mary's 
Board of Visitors, the 
college's governing body, 
will review the proposal 
from the college's faculty 
assembly when it meets this 
month for a retreat. The 
board will have to approve 
the faculty's proposal before 
it can be implemented. 

The current policy, 
adopted in 1991, made news 

last school year following a 
first-person article in GQ 
Magazine by Sam Kashner, a 
former writer-in-residence at 
the college. 

Kashner wrote of 
countless come-ons from 
female students and detailed 
one affair with a married 
student whose husband later 
committed suicide. 

The validity of Kashner's 
article was debated after a 
woman came forward and 
said she had a similar affair 
in 1994 that led to her 
husband's death, however it 
was with a different English 
professor, not Kashner. 

But Kashner has 
maintained his article was 
true and about himself. 

Others considered it fiction. 

Despite the debate, 
faculty members were asked 
to recommend changes to the 
college's current "amorous 
relations" policy, which 
President Timothy J. Sullivan 
called "inadequate." 

The current policy 
advises against faculty 
members having amorous 
relations with students they 
evaluate, grade or supervise. 
But the policy does not 
address relationships 
between faculty and 
undergraduates they don't 
directly supervise. 

According to the faculty 
assembly's proposal, all 
romantic relationships 
between faculty and 

undergraduate students 
would be "prohibited," said 
Colleen Kennedy, associate 
professor of English and 
president of the faculty 

Kennedy said the new 
policy also defines "amorous 
relations" as "consensual 
romantic and /or sexual 
relationships." Under the 
proposal, violating the policy 
could lead to anything from a 
letter of reprimand to 

Kennedy said they 
decided on expanding the 
policy to include all 
undergraduates because 
those students don't declare 
a major until their junior 
year. That could cause 

problems for a younger 
student who has a romantic 
relationship even if the 
professor is not his or her 

"If a freshman or 
sophomore has a relationship 
with a faculty member, that 
could limit their educational 
opportunities," she said, 
"because they wouldn't be 
able to take courses with that 
faculty member." 

However, Kennedy said, 
the proposal does give deans 
of each school the flexibility 
to approve exceptions on a 
case-by-case basis. One 
example would be an 
undergraduate who was 
already married to a faculty 
member before taking classes 

at the college. Those 
exceptions would only be 
approved if the relationship 
did not cause any conflicts, 
she said. 

The new policy does not 
prohibit a consensual 
relationship between 
graduate students and 
faculty members unless there 
is a direct professional 

After much debate the 
past year, Kennedy said more 
than two-thirds of the 20- 
member faculty assembly 
approved the proposal. The 
board of visitor's academic 
affairs committee will review 
the recommendation when 
the entire board meets Nov. 
15 and Nov. 16. 

Organizational Yearbook Pictures 

Monday, November 12 

Assoc at Information 

T«cr\nobgy Profeisionalt 5:00 

African American Caucu*. 5:10 

MphaetaRno 5:15 

alpha tamda Deft 5:20 

Antftrofotogical Society. 5:30 

Baptist CoKegiate Ministries 5:35 

Beta Btts Bat* 5:45 

Campus Ministries MemaSonail 5:50 

Kay. 5:55 

Can-De 6:05 

Ch Alpra. 8:10 

Circle- K *1S 

Cattol* Student Organization 6.-25 

Duo Gal* 6:35 

Demon Sweethearts 6:40 

Disney Wumrri 6:50 

Sigma Alpha lot* 6:55 

German Club 7:05 

Health and Human Performance 7:10 

Hospitafty Management Tourism Assoc 7:15 

Inst, of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. . 7:20 

Mpirationat Mass Choir. 7:25 

trftemaSoral Student Organization 7:35 

National Assoc. of Industrial Tacri 7:40 

Kappa Oiwcroo Nu 7:45 

Kappa Kappa Psi 7:50 

Fstlowshtp of Christian Amietas S 00 

Public Relators Student Society of America .8:15 

National Assoc. of Back Journalist 8:25 

Society of Professional Journalists 6:30 

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Mu eps*on Dana 

Music Educaiton National Conference 
Northwestern Assoc of Family 

of Consumer Sciences 


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Pupf* Jackets 

Rowing Team 

Scholars' College Forum 

Student Activities Board 

Student Govenment Assoc. 

Students in Free Enterprise 

Sigma Tsu Delta 

Soccer Club. 

Social Work Club 

Student Personnel Assoc. 

Spanish Club 

Student Theatre Union al MSU 

Tau Beta Sigma 


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Your organization's picture will 
be taken in Miguel Recital Hall 
at the appointed time. 

If your organization is missing 
from this list, contact the 
Potpourri staff at 357-5384 or 
come by room 225, Kyser 

Wednseday. November 14 

Greek Council 5:00 

tnteriraternity Council 5:05 

Order of Omega 5: 10 

Pan-Heaentc. 5:20 

Panhellenic. 5:25 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 5:30 

Alpha Omicron PI 5 40 

Alpha Phi Alpha 5:55 

Delta Sigma Theta 6 05 

Kappa A»ta Order. 6:20 

Kappa Alpha P*J 6:35 

Kappa Sigma 6:45 

Phi Beta Sigma 7 00 

PMMu 7:10 

PI Kappa Phi 7:25 

Sigma Gamma Rho. 7:40 

Sigma Nu. 7:50 

Tau Kappa Epsaon 6.05 

Theta Chi 8:15 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 8:30 

romantic relationships a major until their junior already married to a faculty the entire board meets Nov. 

between faculty and year. That could cause member before taking classes 15 and Nov. 16. 

America may face threat of smallpox attacks 

By Felice J. Freyer out after 15 or 20 years. And virus, so antibiotics won't people sometimes caught - 

The Providence Inurnnl alt-hniicrh smallnnY nn lnncrpr fotirVi if altVirmo-Vi 

By Felice J. Freyer 

The Providence Journal 

Until recently, few people 
had any reason to think 
about smallpox. Anyone 
younger than 30 probably 
doesn't even know that the 
small circular scar on their 
elders' arms is the mark of 
the smallpox vaccine. 

Routine smallpox 
vaccination in this country 
stopped in 1972; the last case 
in the world was recorded in 
October 1977. And in 1980, 
the World Health 

Organization declared 
smallpox eradicated, a 
remarkable achievement. 

We thought we were safe. 
But now we know that 
although the vaccine's scar 
endures, its protection faded 

out after 15 or 20 years. And 
although smallpox no longer 
exists in nature, it's possible 
that a terrorist group has 
obtained the virus from a 
government laboratory in the 
former Soviet Union. 

While much of the fearful 
news lately has focused on 
anthrax, it's smallpox that 
scares me. Anthrax does not 
spread from person to 
person; any attack is easily 

But smallpox is 
fantastically contagious; a 
few drops coughed from a 
victim's throat can infect 
anyone nearby. Smallpox 
causes horrendous sickness, 
scars and blinds many of its 
victims, and kills about 30 
percent of them. There is no 
treatment. Smallpox is a 

virus, so antibiotics won't 
touch it, although some of 
the new antiviral drugs may 

There's an irony in the 
smallpox threat, and our 
limited ability to respond to 
it. This disease is at the center 
of the magnificent successes 
of public health that we've 
taken for granted. Smallpox 
was once a universal part of 
human experience - like 
measles, like polio, like so 
many of the illnesses we've 
been lucky enough to forget. 

Vaccination has freed us 
from these scourges, and 
vaccination originated with 
smallpox. In 1796, Dr. 
Edward Jenner took the scabs 
from a milkmaid infected 
with cowpox - a smallpox- 
like affliction of cows that 

people sometimes caught 
and applied them to a scrape 
in the arm of a boy named 
James Phipps. The boy 
became mildly ill with 
cowpox, and the infection 
aroused a long-lasting 
immune response that could 
also fight off smallpox. The 
very word vaccination comes 
from the Latin word for 

Using vaccination to 
wipe out smallpox was a 
public-health triumph that 
has remained unmatched, 
but one that may be as easily 
forgotten as the meaning of 
those little round scars. 

Such is the paradox of 
public health: success 
renders it invisible. That can 
be real disadvantage at 
budget time. 



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Editor, Kristen Dauzat 

email: sauceopinionsl 


Letter to the editor 

NSU Theatre implements "no latecomers" policy 

Scott Burrell 

Assistant Professor of Theatre 
Director, The Tragedy of 

I would like to apologize 
to those students who were 
not allowed admittance 
to NSU Theatre's production 
of Frankenstein due to their 

The NSU Theatre is now 
adopting a "no latecomers" 
policy to our productions. 

We will accommodate to 
a certain extant those who 
maybe a minute or two late, 
but no one will be allowed 
admittance past an 

appropriate time. I had 
many students arriving late, 
some up to an hour past the 
start of the production, 
wanting admission. When I 
would not allow these 
particular students entry, I 
was given "attitude". The 
NSU Theatre, faculty and 
student alike, is proud to 
have support from it's 
student body. However, 
there are certain expectations 
we have of our audiences. 

-Arrive on time for the 
performance. Coming in late 
is a distraction to both the 
audience and the actors on 

-Tickets picked up ahead 
of time are only good until 
10 minutes before the play 

-Do not leave during the 
performance. If you must, 
wait until the intermission. 
If you know you must leave 
during the performance, sit 
in the back of the theatre so 
there will be little disruption 
to those around you or 
better yet don't attend the 

-Do not bring cell 
phones, beepers, or other 
distractions into the theatre. 
If you must, make sure they 
are turned off or silenced. 

-Do not talk during the 

I know many students 
are required to come see our 
productions and we hope 
that you find our shows 
entertaining. But, if you are 
coming to see a production 
only because "you need the 
credit" and you would 
rather "be somewhere else", 
the theatre may not be for 

Please don't put us or 
yourself in the embarrassing 
position of being asked to 
leave during a theatre 
performance due to unruly 


Editor's Take 

It's a great week whenever the Yankees lose 

I've been threatened, 
cursed at, vilified and 
dogged on this entire week, 
but other than that, this week 
has been great. 

It seems I have an 
awesome week whenever the 
Yankees go down in flames. 
And man, did they flame out 
this week. 

The New York Yankees 
lost in Game 7 of the World 
Series to the Arizona 
Diamondbacks last Sunday, 
3-2. The Snakes came back 
to win the game in the ninth 
after super-closer Mariano 
Rivera gave up the game- 
winning single to Arizona's 
Luis Gonzales. The win gave 
'Zona its first ever sports 

And I'm happy. 

The question is I don't 
know why I'm so happy. I 
hate the Diamondbacks. I 
hate them with a passion. 
They're only four or five 
years old, they have a 
massive debt and their fans 
are horrible. On top of that, 
they have ugly uniforms 
with "blue" helmets. 

Blue helmets?! 

But for some reason, 
when Gonzales smacked the 
single that scored the game- 
winning run, I was jumping 
up and down in the living 
room of my apartment, 
screaming like idiot the 
whole time. After I caught 
my breath, I wondered why I 
was so happy. I love to see 
the National League win, but 
my allegiance to the senior 

circuit couldn't explain this 
jubilation I was experiencing. 

I think it was because I 
see the Yankees as everything 
American baseball fans 
should hate. The Yankees are 
the kings of 
the diamond. 
They are the 
elite, and 
there's no 
middle ground 
with them; 
you either 
love them, or 
hate them. 

There are millions of 
Yankee fans, and an equal 
number of Yankee haters. 
And I'm definitely on the 
side of the Yankee haters. 

I mean look at them, they 
haven't changed their 

Rondray Hill 

Editor's Take e 

uniform. Ever. Those same 
stupid pinstripes with "N" 
over the "Y" just drives me 
crazy. They've played in the 
same freaking stadium since 

And the team is just full 
of people who are easy to 
hate. There is Derek Jeter. 
This guy has every chick 
from Seattle to Sydney 
drooling over this freak. He's 
banging supermodels and pop 
stars. The guy is on the cover 
of G.Q.. What's not to hate? 

Then there is that 
Steinbrenner, the guy who 
has more money than you, 
and Dr. Webb combined. This 
guy goes out and buys a 
championship team, and 
what's worse is that they 
keep kicking my team, the 

Manny's Take 

Atlanta Brave's, collective 
butts every year. 

To see the Dbacks pull it 
out when no one thought they 
could, just made my day and 

So to hell with the 
Yankees, with Jeter and the 
rest of those "pretty boys." 
The day of redemption is at 

At least until next year. 

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What happened to 
Good Music? 

Music is the 
signifying icon of each 
generation. Lately, I've 
realized mine is fading when 
I find myself 
asking, "Where 
has all of the good 
music gone?" 

This same 
question comes up 
all the time while I 
have difficulties 
with the radio 
stations in 
It seems that 

the only thing worth listening 
to is NPR, and as the day 
ends, I do not wish to be 
informed any more on how 
bad we are bombing the 
Taliban. By that time, all I 
want is to chill to some Blind 
Melon, Portishead, Chili 
Peppers, or even some old 
Dave, but pre-Everyday. In 
this town, there is no chill 
zone for me. There are only 
catchy dance tunes with lots 
of synthetic beats and plastic 

I admit that I'm one of 
the oldest guys on campus, 
one of the last models of the 
Gen Xer's and here since 
'94. And I'm noticing my 
difficulty to identify new 
music. Perhaps that's the 

sign that I'm starting to get 
old. In fact, Dec. 5 will mark 
my first quarter century. 
Enough with the age related 
depression, and more of 
the angst with music . . . 

I feel as if I am 
constantly fighting the 
thought that Britney and 
her Boy Band like could 
grow on me. I watch 
bands like Limp Bizkit 
try to throw a veil over 

J. Manny Guendualy m y e y es so that 1 
Column Writer won ^ notice how 
much Fred is like 
Justin Timberlake (why do I 
even know these names?). I 
even wonder at times what 
I'm missing from the lack of 
"sizzirup" in my system 
when my ears catch a 
glimpse of Screw'd Music. 

But perhaps it is finally 
time to suck it up and let 
myself slip from being a 
member of the current music 
culture. My day and my 
music's time have past, and 
now, I'm ... out of touch. 
After all, how are the artists 
of this new all-happy, all- 
plastic generation going to 
connect with my cynical aid 
now obsolete Gen X outlook 
on life? 

Guess I'm destined to 
make mix tapes! 



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Life Editor 
Elona Boggs 

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In Perspective 

Anything for the part 

Photo by Rachael Kidd Current Sauce 

Levi Petree played the Creature in NSU's production of The Tragedy of 
Frankenstein. He shaved his head and took aerobics classes to prepare 
for the part. 

NSU actor Levi Petree speaks about his 
role in Frankenstein, shaving his head 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Levi Petree has always liked performing. 

"Ever since I was a kid, I always liked to perform... I've always got my head 
in the clouds, just living in another world," Petree said. 

Petree just finished his stay in the world of Mary Shelley's The Tragedy of 
Frankenstein. He played the Creature. 

"You can only hope to get a role like that. Sometimes you never do... it shows 
so much range... as an actor," he said. 

He originally wanted to try out for other roles in the play. 

"I didn't see myself as The Creature," he said. 

Vicki Parrish, a Theatre professor, told Petree he would be good for the part. 
He gave it a shot. 

"I think it's the best role I've ever had and I think it's one of the better ones 
I'll ever have," he said. 

To prepare for the role of the Creature, Petree lost about 10 pounds. He took 
aerobics classes to build muscle and slim down. He also had to cut his hair. 

"I had long, curly red hair," Petree said. Petree got a crew cut with a bald 
strip on one side of his head. He said he didn't mind changing his looks. 

"I was totally cool with it," he said. 

He also had to appear on stage semi-nude for most of the production, which 
he also did not mind. He did a play last summer in Ohio, requiring him to wear 
nothing more than a loincloth. 

"...with nothing on underneath, so I really didn't care," Petree said. 

In the play, most of Petree's performance included falls and screams. He said 
he tried to make them look and sound as real as possible. Petree encouraged 
Jereme Rhodes, who played Victor Frankenstein, to hit him hard with the leather 
belt used in certain scenes. 

"I've got marks all over my back... cuts, scratches and bruises," he said. 

During a rehearsal, Petree cut his back on the metal grates on the floor of the 


"I was bleeding all over my back and my arm," Petree said. 

Petree said the cuts and scratches as a result of the show were worth it. 

"It was awesome," Petree said. "I was lucky enough to get this role. Everyone 
in the show knew that this was going to be one of the biggest shows that NSU 
had ever done and I think that was pretty exciting." 

hristmas Fest wristbands on sale at Natchitoches locations 

Those planning on attending the 75th Annual Natchitoches Christmas 
estival can purchase their wristbands early at a discounted price. 

This year's festival is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. J. Anyone wishing to 
Wer Front Street on Dec. 1 will be required to pay an admission fee. Adult 
Tistbands are being pre-sold for $3 each. Children's tickets will be pre-sold for 
f each for those between 6 and 11 years old. 

Wristbands can be purchased at the following locations: Natchitoches Area 
Camber of Commerce at 550 Second Street; Albertson's at 5696 La. Hwy. 1 
*Vpass in Natchitoches; Brookshire's at 318 Dixie Plaza; Campus Corner at 912 
I Allege Ave.; Causey's Pharmacy at 407 Bienville St.; Gardiner's Pharmacy at 325 
I jjW Plaza; and Barnes and Noble Book Store on the NSU campus (the former 
I N Bookstore). 

Tickets can be purchased on Festival Day for $4 for adults and $1 for children 

ages 6 to 11. No admission will be charged to children under 6 years old. Ticket 
booths will be located at every entrance leading to Front Street. Booths will be 
open on Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Police officers will man all entrance gates leading to Front Street on Dec. 1. 
Anyone wishing to enter Front Street will be required to pay an admission fee. 
Those who enter the premises of the paid entry gates could be subject to personal 
searches. Law enforcement officials could be equipped with portable metal 
detectors, and they reserve the right to search visitors' personal belongings. 

For additional ticket information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (318) 352- 
6894. For more information about the Christmas Festival, call the Natchitoches 
Parish Tourist Commission at (800) 259-1714 or access 


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Albertson's will be closing, and NSU 
knts who work at the store fear for their 


Last month, Peggy Perkins, a sophomore 
,u strial Technology major, received a call 
° m her manager at Albertson's. The manager 
? her of a meeting for workers about the 
le ° s ure of the store. At the meeting, workers 
^rned. that the store's closure was not definite, 
c Ut ne gotiations between the Albertson's 
° m pany and Brookshire Bros., were 
n<J erw ay . 

i Per kins said on Nov. 15, a decision should 
^ ad e about the future of the store. 

v "M they (Brookshire Bros..) decide they 
nt to buy us, the store will close on Dec. 2 at 

1 p.m., and open on Dec. 3 as Super 1," Perkins 

Super 1 Foods is a branch of Brookshire 
Bros.. Perkins said Brookshire's wants to offer 
jobs to most employees, but Super 1 Foods 
does not have all of the different departments 
Albertson's has, such as the video store and 

Although Brookshire's may decide to keep 
current employees, nothing is for sure. 

"Nothing is definite. Salary is not definite," 
Perkins said. 

Perkins said she was going to get a raise 
within the next month, but due to the closure 
she won't be. She said all workers share the 
same concerns. 

"A bunch of us are terrified that we are 
going to lose our jobs," she said. "I really don't 
know what I am going to do if I lose my job." 

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Photo by Rachael Kidd 

With the possibility of Albertson's closing, many student- 
employees are fearing the loss of their jobs. 




A review of 

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Sauce editors 

The players of 
Frankenstein finished their last 
performance on Nov. 4, 
ending one of the best plays 
ever performed at NSU. The 
play was timely in that it's 
opening was on Halloween, 
however, it would entertain at 
any day, moment or hour. 

The stage in A.A. 
Fredrick's Auditorium was 
transformed into a 3-D Gothic 
world . It was apparent that 
each detail of the stage was 
considered - curtains 
fluttered lightly, colored lights 
changed to compliment the 
tone of the play. 

The set design in the 
closing scene was especially 
impressive. Blue lighting and 
white sheets draped across 
the stage, giving the effect of 
a cold, icy atmosphere. 

The three levels of the 
stage set a harrowing tone, as 
did the eerie whispers of the 
chorus of imps that danced 
about the stage prior to the 
performance. Those who were 
seated in the audience were 
engrossed in their movements 
and sounds, vocal and 
instrumental. They were a of 
setting element, but were 
characters also. 

The acting was 
impressive. The play had few 
characters, but each 
contributed so much to the 
play, however short their part 
was. Even though the parts of 
the main characters (Victor 
and the Creature) were 
played well, it was the 
supporting cast that earned 
this play its success. The 
character of Henry, played by 
Larry Soileau, helped to 
humanize the play and give it 
some humor. One would not 
expect this play to have 
humor, but because of 
character's like Soileau's, it 
did. He played his part well, 
and his name is one NSU 
should remember. 

Another character who 
caused some laughs was the 
Old Man's, played by Kyle 
LeMaire. He had some funny 
lines, and created a lovable 
character, and an interesting 
second half of the play. The 
Old Man was a source of 
comic relief for the serious 
issues that happened in this 
part of the play. 

Jereme Rhodes played the 
main character, Victor. His 
performance was convincing. 
It was interesting how he 
effectively portrayed the 
gradual decay of Victor. At 
first, his performance 
appeared to be stagnant, but 
by the end, it was compelling. 

It is obvious that Levi 
Petree devoted much time to 
his portrayal of the creature. 
At times, his performance 
looked painful - he took a lot 
of hits and a lot of falls. Even 
though he said few words, his 
movement and actions took 
more work than just saying 

It was evident that a lot of 
hard work was devoted to 
this play. Last week, it wasn't 
science that brought 
Frankenstein to life. The cast 
and crew of the NSU Theatre, 
coupled with the tremendous 
set, gave life to the creature. 


ROTC's Ranger Team brings home best-female award 

By Jennifer Bocanegra 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU's ROTC Ranger Challenge team competed in a 
grueling three-day competition on Oct. 19. 

Twenty-two teams from across the South competed in the 
event, which tested physical and mental endurance. 

"It is always tough to predict because there is always such a 
fine line between the best school and the worst school," Lt. Col. 
Claton D. Chandler, Northwestern ROTC Battalion Commander. 

Cadets began the challenge with a written test on their 
knowledge of patrolling tactics used by the United States Army 
Infantry. A physical fitness test was conducted, and then cadets 
went on to compete in various Ranger events. This included 
qualifying with an M16A2 rifle, throwing hand grenades at 
designated targets, finding points on a land navigation course, 
assembling and disassembling a rifle and building a rope- 
bridge. Each event had to be completed within a certain 


amount of time. 

"I think that we did good but I think we could have 
taken first place. We all had little errors that got us but overall, I 
think we did well. It was just something to smile about and 
have fun with," NSU cadet Calvin R. Hoover Jr. said. 

NSU dropped down two places going from fifth to seventh 
place, but still managed to snag the award for the highest female 
physical fitness score. Cadet Ruth Rasmussen scored 360 on her 
physical fitness test, the highest out of all the participating 
female cadets. 

"I was surprised. It made me feel pretty good, " 
Rasmussen said. 

Hoover said the team was most proud of the comradery that 
they exhibited. 

"Everybody got along with everybody and worked with 
each other. We worked together as a group to finish, we could 
not move faster than the slowest person so we all had to come 
in together," he said. 

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Cadet Ruth Rasmussen races to get across the NSU team's ropebridge. 
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Britney Spears is all grownup 

By Isaac Guzman 

Neiv York Daily News 

Britney Spears knows how to fake it. 

When she's writhing like a sex kitten or 
striking the pose of a ticked-off hard rocker, 
Spears will do anything to make you believe 
that she really is a snake- 
charming exotic dancer or a 
naughty schoolgirl. You 
provide the songs and sets, 
she shows up with the 

After all, the 19-year-old 
teen-pop icon is a self- 
proclaimed virgin who gets 
a lick from one of her 
dancers in the steamy video 
for her latest single, "I'm a 
Slave 4 U." The can-do spirit 
of this former Mouseketeer 
drives her to give every 
song her best shot, whether 
she knows what she's 
talking about or not. 

"It's kind of like being 
an actress when you go on stage," says the 
chirpy Spears, who, when not in the spotlight, 
bears little resemblance to the breathless hottie 
in her videos. 

"I have one song, ^Lonely,' that's like a 
rocker song," she says. "You know, I really 
can't relate to that song, but that's the funnest 
part of what I do. That's like being an actress. 
It's part of being a performer." 

On Nov. 6, Spears took the act one step 
further with the release of her third album, 
"Britney." It's the first salvo in a months-long 
campaign to continue her reign as the Queen of 

Her tour will be featured on HBO's "Live 
from Las Vegas" Nov. 18. And early next year, 
Spears makes her movie debut in "Crossroads" 
(a k a: "What Are Friends For" and "Not a 
Cirl"), in which she stars as a geeky 
overachiever who - surprise - isn't all she 

The singer says self-titling the new album 
was appropriate because she helped write five 

Photo courtesy 

Britney Spears is stirring 
controversy with her new album. 

of the album's 12 tracks. On last year's "Oops! 
... I Did It Again," she contributed the treacly 
"Dear Diary." But while no one will confuse 
Spears' new songs with Bob Dylan's, they do 
reveal an incremental shift toward maturity. 

She says her standout accomplishment is 
"I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," because, 
"I'm in that in-between stage in 
my life. A girl is just someone who 
is very naive. She hasn't gained all 
the wisdom that she needs yet and 
hasn't lived her life to the fullest 
potential. A woman is someone 
who knows herself inside and out 
and does have all the wisdom that 
she needs. And I think I'm right in 
between there." 

The more grownup Spears has 
become a media phenomenon by 
signing lucrative deals with Pepsi, 
HBO, McDonald's and a variety of 
beauty products. Her growing 
power now has her role models - 
Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher 
pursuing her. 

If Spears ever becomes a full- 
fledged media mogul like Madonna, one of he 
first projects may involve her sister, Jamie 
Lynn. At 10, Jamie Lynn already has dreams of 
following in her big sister's wake. 

"She has a better voice than I do," Spears 
says. "When she gets to that age when she 
wants to go there and do that, I will support 
her 100 percent." 

Spears plans to bring Jamie Lynn along for 
a three-week chunk of her tour this fall. Not so 
much to show her the ropes of being a teen 
diva, but to reconnect with her family. Making 
a record, filming a movie and preparing for a 
world tour haven't left her much time to get 
back to tiny Kentwood, La., her hometown. 

"My family's my life - my mom and my 
little sister," Spears says. "Every time I go 
home, (Jamie Lynn's) getting taller and taller. I 
love that, but I feel like I've been experiencing 
a lot of moments and she's been experiencing a 
lot of moments and I'm not there to share those 
moments with her." 


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Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will 
present works by Dvorak and Rachmaninoff 
when it performs in concert tonight at 7:30 
p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Richard Rose is 
the conductor. 

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony 
Society season ticket holders are admitted 
free with their tickets. NSU students are 
admitted with their I.D. Tickets at the door 
are $10. 

The orchestra will perform Dvorak's 
"Symphony No. 9 in E Minor" (New World 
Symphony) and Rachmaninoff's "Concerto 


No. 2 in C Minor" featuring Assistant 
Professor of Piano Nikita Fitenko. 

Rose said the entire concert is 

"The audience should leave with a good 
feeling," he said. "The concert will be 
emotionally demanding, not only of the 
audience but also the orchestra. Both pieces 
especially the Dvorak Symphony take ever)' 
ounce of physical and emotional energy th e 
musicians have. You feel tired but very g0°^ 
when you are finished. It is very rewarding 
to perform." 

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Huge showdown for Demons in Lake Charles 

fly Rondray Hill 


The staff at McNeese are 
expecting a sellout crowd for 
this Saturday's game between 
the Demons and the home 
town Cowboys. 

That means nearly 17,000 
cowbells. That means nearly 
[7,000 loud, screaming fans. 

And that may mean a long 
night for the Demon team. 

But for Coach Roberts and 

a Demon team that has won 
four straight games, the 
challenge is inviting. 

"We looking forward to 
it," Roberts said. "The 
atmosphere there should be 
great. There should be a lot of 
energy in the stadium." 

The Demons (7-2, 3-1) are 
trying to overcome history as 
well as the crowd. NSU has not 
beaten the Cowboys in Lake 
Charles in 10 years. 

With road wins versus 

Southern and TCU, the 
Demons think that going on 
the road to McNeese will be no 

And the Demons are 
keeping quiet on any talk 
about McNeese's home-field 

"Honestly, it's something 
we don't talk about much," 
Roberts said. "This will be a 
game where things will go 
right for McNeese and things 
will go right for us. What's 

given is that both teams will 
give an outstanding effort." 

Both teams come into the 
game ranked in the top 15 of 
the national polls, with the 
Demons at No. 10 and 
McNeese at No. 13 

"It's definitely going to get 
rowdy down there," said 
offensive lineman Zach 
Rodgers. "We just have to let 
the younger players know not 
to get distracted by the 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon Neil Ponstein picks up the fumble and carries the ball down the 
Southwest Texas five yard line. The fumble set up a touchdown run by 
Jeremy Lofton on the bnext play 

Countdown to Tipoff 

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Guess who's 

Alarm Polk returns to the court 
for a final season with Demons 

By Mindy Mixon 
Sauce Reporter 

After red-shirting last year due to a knee injury, 
senior Alan Polk returns for his final season at 

"There was no chance for me to recover last year," 
Polk said. "It was a hard decision. I think I have a 
future in this game and if I went out before I was 
ready, that would be selfish. I needed to let my body 

Polk admits to playing more 
conservatively because of his 

I didn't want to go full 
speed. I kept thinking I don't 
want to tear anything in the first 
game," Polk said. "But that is not 
good. I think of myself as a scorer 
and I can't be afraid to be 

During his one year absence, 
Michael Byars-Dawson stepped up to take over the 
duties guarding. 

"He's a great player - similar in nature to me," Polk 
said. "It's been said there's not enough shots to go 
around, but that's not true. We play good together and 
we'll share the position." 

Family bonds proved unbreakable during even the 
tough times for Polk. 

"They (her family members) were down when I 
was down. They kept me on my hands and knees," 
Polk said. "I became a born-again Christian because of 
the experience. This just goes to show that good comes 
out of bad - this showed me the way to Christ." 

This May, Polk graduates with a degree in General 
Studies. But he has no plans to enter the business 
world after school. 

"I want a contract with a team - hopefully the 
NBA, but I will go overseas if I have to. I've been 
Playing basketball for twelve years," Polk said. "I 

Cont'd on page 8 

Be sure to look 
for next week's 
preview in The 
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Photo by Rachaei Kidd 

There he is. Alann Polk, back from a year out of action, is hoping to finish 
what he planned on doing last year before a season-ending knee injury 
ended last season for him before it started."... I can't be afraid to be 
aggressive. I'm a scorer." 

Hancock, Thompson return to play against Demons 

Rondray Hill 


Josh Hancock normally 
^ears No. 23. 

He wore it for four years 
^ NSU. For tuesday's game, 
however, he wore No. 2. 

So there he was on the 
c ourt, with a No.2 on the 
fr°nt and back of a jersey 
tn at looked like a cross 
berw een the Michigan 

Wolverines jersey and the 
old Washington Generals. 

Hancock and former 
Demon Chris Thompson 
were playing against the 
Demons, and Josh was 
guarding his friend, Alann 

"We did a little talking 
before the game," Hancock 
said. "Me and Alann 
exchanged a few words, but 
it was all in fun." 

Both Hancock and 
Thompson played for the 
opposition in Tuesday's 88- 
86 Demon win over VASDA 

Polk, who guarded 
Hancock for most of the 
game, said it was a strange 
feeling for him knowing he 
would be guarding Josh. 

"I looked on the board 
and saw that I'd be guarding 
Josh, it was kind of a shock," 

Polk said. "He said he was 
going to get me in foul 
troule, which he ended up 

Hancock said after the 
game if he'd been the one 
taking the final shot, the 
score might have been 

"The percentages were 
very good for me making 
that final shot," Hancock 
said. "Real good." 

Demon Basketball defeats VASDA team 88-86 

Seniors Chris Lynch 
scored 27 points and Michael 
B yar S -Dawson added 21 
' Ues day night, leading a 
^orthwestern State rally 
from an H-p int deficit to an 
88 "86 W i n OV er VASDA USA 

Blue in an exhibition college 
basketball game. 

The Demons, 
Louisiana's only NCAA 
Tournament entry last year, 
played without injured 
seniors Ryan Duplessis, 

Melvin Roberts and Kory 
Wilson, but still subdued a 
VASDA team that won 
Monday night 84-75 at 

D'or Fischer had 10 
points, 11 rebounds and 6 

blocked shots for the 
Demons, who got 11 points 
and 8 rebounds from Jerrold 
McRae. NSU shot 50 percent 
in the game on field goals 
(32-64) and 3-pointers (6-12) 
and hit 

Cont'd on page 8 

Demon Volleyball faces a 
rebuilding stage with 10 
new members 

By Cooda Dobbin 

Sauce Reporter 

This year the 

Northwestern State volleyball 
team has struggled 
continuously as they try to 
mesh with ten new players on 
a 14- women roaster. 

The team consist of six 
freshmen, three sophomores, 
two juniors and one senior. 
"We are a young team with 
inexperience but the way we 
have played teams show that 
we can compete," head coach 
James Onikeku said. 

With only two games left 
in the season, NSU will record 
their first season to achieve 
below ten wins under third 
year head coach James 

The Demons are 6-21 
overall and 2-16 in the 
Southland Conference. 

In the last five 
competitions the Demons have 
loss but they came out at the 
beginning with hard-nosed 

NSU took two teams to 
five matches, McNeese State 
University Cowgirls and 
conference rival Stephen F. 
Austin Ladyjacks, second in 
the conference, but fell short of 

closing the game out. 

"We are a young team 
playing against other teams 
with more experienced girls," 
freshman Shannon Pruder 
said. "This season is almost 
over and we are looking to 
work hard and have some 
togetherness by the time next 
year comes around." 

Pruder has lead NSU 
through the last four matches, 
third on the team in kills(1.88) 
and second in blocks(.58). She 
also is ranked third in the 
conference with a .319 hitting 

In the Demons last outing 
Tuesday night against the 
Ladyjacks the game looked 
promising after winning 30-28, 
but the next two matches 
ended with the Demons on the 
losing side. NSU did come 
back to win the fourth match 
but loss when it counted late in 
the fifth, 15-11. 

I In the losing effort, junior 
Christina Stone had an 
impressive night with a match- 
high 21 kills and a 
team -high 13 digs. 

The Demons will return to 
action Friday night, facing 
Southwest Texas in Prather 
Coliseum. The first serve will 
begin at 7 p.m. 

Murgor, Chelimc and Ledford 
lead NSU pack in Cross 
Country Championships 

Sophomores Noah 
Murgor and Jonah Chelimo 
along with freshman Linzie 
Ledford were the top finishers 
for Northwestern State at the 
Southland Conference Cross 
Country Championships. 

Murgor and Chelimo 
finished 19th and 20th, 
respectively, to head the 
scoring for the Northwestern 
men, who finished seventh in 
the 11-team field. Ledford 
was the top Lady Demon 
runner, taking 41st with 
teammates Jill Schenk (43rd), 
Lacey Fletcher (46th) and 
Christy Stark (47th) not far 
behind as the NSU women 
were 10th in the team 

Host Stephen F. Austin 
won the men's team title, 52- 
66, over McNeese State. 
Texas-Arlington was third 
with 81 points, followed by 
Sam Houston (118), 
Southwest Texas (125), Texas- 
San Antonio (179), 
Northwestern (201), Nicholls 

State (222), Southeastern 
Louisiana (227), Louisiana- 
Monroe (242) and Lamar 

Murgor, seventh in last 
year's conference meet, ran a 
26:55.7 time over the 8000 
meter course for 19th. 
Chelimo, who won two races 
this season, was one place 
back in 25:57.5. 

Junior Blake Hines was 
the third scorer for the 
Demons in 46th at 28:18.9, 
with freshman James 
Hawkins next with a 28:41.3 
for 52nd overall in the 76-man 
field. Freshman Terry Gatson 
finished the scorecard for the 
Northwestern men with a 
30:06.0 time for 64th. 
Freshman Jorge Bustamonte 
was 65th in 30:46.6 and senior 
Blair Begala ran 69th in 

For the Lady Demons, 
Ledford covered the 5000 
meter trail in 20:26.6, with 
sophomore Jill Schenk two 
places back in 43rd place. 


age 7 

VASDA game 

From page 7 

72 percent (24-32) of its free 

The Demons trailed 61-51 
with 13:18 to go, went on a 16- 
6 run to tie the game, and got 
the margin of victory on two 
Byars-Dawson free throws 
with 22 seconds left to break 
the 11th tie of the game at the 
Natchitoches Central High 
School gymnasium. 

Byars-Dawson, the most 
valuable player of the 
Century Tel Classic Southland 
Conference Tournament last 
March, scored the Demons' 
last seven points, three times 
scoring to break ties and give 
NSU the lead. 


From page 7 

didn't work this hard for it to 
end in May, this is my love." 

Motivation comes from 

"I have to keep proving 
to myself that I am what I 
am," she said. "Keep driving 
for dreams, because you will 
be there one day." 

Last year, the Demon's 
made an appearance at the 
NCAA tournament. This 
year, Polk believes they have 
the goods to go "two steps 

"We can make it to the 
Sweet Sixteen tourney," Polk 
said. "We can be a 
Cinderella team - one that 
magically appears. People 
saw glimpses of us in the 
past - this year we can show 
the whole world what NSU 
basketball is all about." 

That wont be easy. Not 
with the tough schedule the 
Demon's are playing this 

"We are out to prove 
we're just as good as them. 
We will beat them," Polk 

Hillarie Marshall, seven other Demon Soccer 
players named to SLC All-Conference team 

a Sophomore Hillarie 
Marshall, earning first-team 
All-Southland Conference 
honors for the second straight 
year, headed a group of eight 
Northwestern State players 
recognized as the All-SLC 
Soccer Team chosen by the 
league's head coaches was 

Demon senior midfielder 
Missy Payne picked up her 
third All-SLC award, earning 
second-team honors as she did 
in her sophomore year before 
making the first team last year. 
Another NSU senior, 
midfielder Shannon Tenney, 
repeated her second-team All- 
SLC honor from a year ago. 
Junior defender Jill Lowe was 
also chosen second-team All- 


Getting honorable 
mention recognition for the 
Demons were senior 
goalkeeper Tiffany Swingler, 
sophomore midfielder Jacquai 
Lawrence, freshman defender 
Brittany Hung and freshman 
forward Bryndie Maag. 

Northwestern (6-8-2) has 

one game left to play, a 
homefield encounter on Nov. 8 
with Centenary. 

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the Demons in scoring with 16 
points, twice as many as 
Tenney, the No. 2 scorer for 
NSU. Marshall has six goals 
and four assists while Tenney 
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artists as last 

By Jim Farber 

Hew York Daily News 

Can an aging country 
star, a perky teen queen and a 
religious-minded rock band 
save the music business? 

Record companies and 
retailers see new albums by 
those performers - Garth 
Brooks, Britney Spears and 
Creed, respectively - as their 
last hope of averting a bad 

With two months left in 
2001, the biggest-selling 
album is a 15-month-old disc 
by a novelty artist unlikely to 
follow up his success: 
Shaggy's "Hotshot," with 4.3 
million copies sold. 

By this time last year, the 
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Student Supreme Court does not meet 
quorum; Sauce editor's case rescheduled 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The Supreme Court 
hearing that was scheduled for 
last Friday was moved to 
today because the court could 
not meet quorum. 

Although there are seven 
justices, only five are needed 
to meet quorum. However, 
only four justices were present 
for the hearing on Friday. 
Those present were Chief 
Justice Jeremiah Newsom and 
Justices David Gunn, Chante 
Bellard, and Shymika 
Stevenson. Those not present 

were Justices Vanessa Byrd, 
Shannon Carlisle, and 
Amanda Barrios. While 
Justices Byrd and Carlisle were 
excused, Justice Barrios was 

After waiting for Justice 
Barrios for twenty minutes, 
Chief Justice Newsom 
announced that the hearing 
would be postponed until next 
week. While some took this 
delay in stride, others were 
frustrated by it and voiced 
their opinions. 

"The point behind my 
reaction to the supreme court 
postponing the case is that 

"They wasted The Current Sauce's time.' 

Rob Morgan 
Sauce Reporter 
About the Student Supreme Court 

they and the SGA put on a 
persona of professionalism, 
but they weren't able to live up 
to it," Rob Morgan, reporter 
for The Current Sauce said. 
"They wasted The Current 
Sauce's time." 

Morgan has since been 
reprimanded by both Rondray 
Hill, editor of The Current 

Sauce and Neil Ralston, adviser 
for The Current Sauce. 

"I told him (Morgan) that 
some things were not 
appropriate and that what he 
did was inappropriate," Hill 
said. "However, that should 
have no bearing on our case. If 
you're dealing with law and 
facts, what one individual said 

in a meeting should not sway 

Although the manner in 
which he voiced them was not 
appropriate, the sentiment 
behind this reaction is one held 
by both sides. 

"It wasn't just a waste of 
his (Morgan's) time, but of our 
time as well," Newsom said. 

Because of her unexcused 
absence for the hearing, Justice 
Barrios has been asked to 
resign from the Supreme 
Court. The hearing will be held 
today at 4 p.m. on the second 
floor of the Student Union. The 
public is invited to attend. 


University students 
welcome newest club sport 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

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The sport of lacrosse has made its way to the campus by 
means of the blood, sweat and tears of NSU freshman Matt 

Matt Ball attended high school in Dallas, Texas where he 
played lacrosse and wanted to attend a college that would 
allow him to continue the sport. 

"I really wanted a college that had a lacrosse team. ..but I 
came to Northwestern and they didn't have one, so I thought 
it would be the perfect opportunity to start one," Ball said. 

Students have proved to be receptive to the newest 
activity on campus. 

"When I originally brainstormed the idea-talked it out 
with three of my friends-and they all wanted to start one too University c|ub |acrosse p|ayers (from |eft) Ronnie Cupit Jeff Dumestre and Dfjrek wofk Qn ^^SK 

and it has turned into thirty / thirty-five people," Ball said. prepare for possible league play in future semesters. 

Currently the team is working on the basic fundamentals, 
skills, and rules of the game, in order, to get people adapted and possibly draw minute quarters. The rules of hockey were adapted for the rules of lacrosse, so 
more student interest. Ball insists the game is easy to pick up. their lies some similarities. Ten people are on the field during the game, and the 

"It is actually a pretty easy, I learned how to play lacrosse just by watching object-as with most any game-is to put the ball in the net. 
and from that I picked up all the rules and everything," Ball said, "and then you Louisiana Tech, Nicholls State, LSU-Shreveport, LSU and Tulane University are 
just have learn how to do all the stick skills; I think it is pretty easy." a few or the universities that NSU might be playing against if they choose to 

"Lacrosse is called the fastest game on two feet, and it is. It is a lot faster than enter the Big South Lacrosse Conference. 

football or soccer," Ball said, "And like hockey there is checking and everything, 
so it can get pretty rough. It is not like hockey in that they don't allow fighting." 
The game is played on a field of 110 yards in length and consists of 15- 

"Td love that everyone give it a shot ...we are trying to bring it to 
Louisiana," Ball said. "It is the fastest growing sport n Texas and Oklahoma. 
just needs to be brought down here." 

Sam Goody/KNWD host 'Battle of the Bands' 

By Glenn Ward 

Sauce Reporter 

Underground groups in genres 
ranging from "emo" punk to "gangsta" 
rap met at the Wal-Mart Plaza parking lot 
Saturday to "throw down" for Sam 
Goody's "Battle of the Bands." 
Northwestern's KNWD promoted the 
event and found six bands from around 
the state to compete for the $100 cash 

"Well, it all started along time 
ago.. .and that's the whole story," Jerry 
Jenkins, music director of KNWD and host 
of the radio show "Hardcore Detour," 
said. "Actually I never realized there were 
so many bands here in Natchitoches-we 
had about twelve local groups call us 
wanting to get involved." 

At 3 p.m. Three Color Portrait took the 
stage, sidewalk in front of Sam Goody, to 

play for a growing mob of fans. Groups (From left) Sarah Tietje and Alanna Cleland mosh during Marx JohnsonTSerfoTmaTce 
such as Chain, Marx Johnson, Kelvin, and in front of Sam Goody. 

Sub 3 followed, with Outlaw Music Group coo i store , it < s about the onl one , wouldrVt sho lift 

performed just after dark for a diverse group of listeners. f rom ." 

"I'm just here to see Marx Johnson," Louisiana School «j ] ove midgets more 

student Carla Saizan yelled. "And Sam Goody's a pretty than pr o V olone cheese," cont'd Oil page 2 

Photo by Glenn Ward 
Jacob Ryan Hebert, the lead singer for local band 
Marx Johnson, was one of the many contestants who 
participated in last weekend's 'Battle of the Bands.' 

Sauce editor answers questions from SGA senators 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

Rondray Hill, editor of The 
Current Sauce, appeared before 
the SGA Monday night to 
answer questions and explain 
certain concepts to the Senate. 

"The reason I went to the 
meeting was because I felt 
that, and not only myself but a 
lot of the staff members 
thought that, many of the 
senators just weren't getting 
the information that they 
needed to make a balanced 
decision," Hill said. 

After passing out copies of 
part of The Current Sauce's 
defense, Hill was allowed 
twenty minutes to address the 
SGA. Questions were posed 
from senators as to the reasons 
the minutes of the SGA 
meetings were not being 
printed in the paper. 

Manv senators felt that, 
because Hill signed a contract, 
he has now broken that 
contract by not abiding by the 
by-laws, which require the 
minutes to be printed. Since he 
has broken the contract, the 
SGA says Hill should be 

removed from his position as 

Still other senators feel 
that it is time for a change in 
views on both sides. 

"It's not a personal issue. 
It's time for that to be over and 
for us to look at it as a business 
issue," Adam Pennell, SGA 
Senator, said. 

However, Hill maintains 
that this is not a personal 
issue. His position is that the 
clause in the by-laws is 
unconstitutional. Therefore, 
he should not be required to 
print the minutes and, if so, 

there are no grounds for 

While it was his right to 
speak to the SGA, many 
senators felt that Hill did not 
accomplish much. 

"I know it caused more 
tension, just by him coming, 
but I also feel like he felt like 
he needed to express his 
opinion," Linzie Ledford, SGA 
Senator said. This issue has 
been given to the Supreme 
Court and will be heard today 
at 4 p.m. in the Student Union. 
This hearing is open to the 

Men become women during 'Miss Residential Life' pageant 

By Demetria Collins 

Sauce Reporter 

On Tuesday, Sabine 
Dorm Council held its 
second annual Miss 
Residential Life 

Five guys, wearing 
mini skirts and hills 
as if it were second 
nature, participated in 
the beauty contest. A 
huge crowd swarmed 
the lobby to see these 
men prance down the 

Photo by Kristen Dauzat runway 

University student Chad Munn participated in "This 
the 2001 "Miss Residential Life" pageant. 

will be 
hilarious," freshmen 

Shannon Samuels said, 
before the show. "It will 
provide entertainment and 
get a lot of people out of 
their rooms." 

"It takes a real man to 
fill a woman's shoes," 
LaTina Thomas said in 

Using a one to five 
point system, the 
contestants were judged on 
poise, makeup, attire, 
seriousness, talent, 
question response, body 
hair, and of course 

"Creativity is the word 
for tonight, I want them to 

make me laugh," Bo 
Wellborn, a judge, said. 

With powdered faces, 
ruby red lips, and names 
ranging from Chi Chi 
Noxzema to Delicious 
Jackson, the "girls" took to 
the stage. After the talent 
competition the votes were 
tallied. Teddric Matthews 
won the crown and $75. 
Brandon Lewis won the 
prize of $50, and third 
runner up Terry Robinson 
won $25. 

The new Miss 
Residential Life says he has 
never felt so beautiful. 

Sam Goody/KNWD 

from page 1 

Jared Yore, spectator, said. 

Throughout the day, 
families carried toddlers, 
teenagers skateboarder, 
grandparents sat in lawn 
chairs and college students 
wandered aimlessly- all 
showing support for 
Natchitoches' growing music 

"I think this is great," NSU 
student Wanetah Walmsley 
said. "We should have 
something like this more often. 
Wal-Mart edits almost 

everything they have and 
that's why we have Sam 
Goody. I don't think what 
they're doing is inappropriate 
at all; it's about freedom of 

"It's great, this place has 
been packed all day," Sam 
Goody store manager Ricky 
Robbins said. 

He also expressed interest 
in helping future venues for 
live music. 

At around 7:30 p.m. the 
parking emptied as the last 
band finished performing. 
The local "funk/ alternative" 
group Kelvin won the $100. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Skateboarder Michael Pullig 
tries to execute a "180 Ollie" 
while listening to the music of 
the day at the 'Battle of the 
Bands.' "I am here for 
Kelvin," Pullig said. "Kelvin is 
pretty cool. It is some good 
hardcore, head-banging 

White House correspondent speaks to University 

Courtesy News Bureau 

Carl M. Cannon, the White 
House correspondent for 
National journal and president 
of the White House 
Correspondent's Association, 
will deliver a lecture at the 
University on Nov. 28. 

Cannon will speak at 2 
p.m. in Ora G. Williams Studio 
in room 142 of Kyser Hall. His 
topic will be "Covering the 
Presidents: Confessions of a 
White House Correspondent." 
The conference is part of the 
department of journalism's 
"Movers and Shakers" lecture 

The National Journal is a 
highly respected non-partisan 
weekly journal on politics and 
government. Before joining 
the magazine in May of 1998, 
Cannon worked for six 

newspapers over a 20-year 
span. Before coming to 
Washington in the first Reagan 
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courts, local politics, education 
and race relations during stints 
at newspapers in Virginia, 
Georgia and California. 

While on vacation in San 
Francisco in 1989 to watch the 
Bay Area World Series, 
Cannon found himself 
covering the Loma Prieta 
earthquake instead. He was a 
member of the San Jose 
Mercury News staff awarded 
the Pulitzer Prize for that 
coverage. As a reporter in the 
Washington bureau of Knight- 
Ridder Newspapers from 1982 
to 1993, he covered the 
California congressional 
delegation, technology policy, 
western lands issues, politics 
and the presidential 

campaigns of 1984, 1988 and 

In 1993, he was hired by 
the Baltimore Sun to cover 
President Clinton. He 
remained on the White House 
beat after switching to 
National Journal to 1998. Last 
Year, Cannon was honored for 
his White House coverage by 
winning the prestigious 
Gerald R. Ford prize for 
distinguished reporting of the 
presidency during 1999. 
Recently, he was elected 

president of the White House 
Correspondents' Association 
for a term set to begin next 


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including The Atlantic 
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Forbes ASAP, Brill's Content, 
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107. All majors and college 
levels are eligible. 

Catholic Student 

The CSO will be having 
weekly Bible study every 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the center. 
Everyone is welcome. There 
will also be a praise and 
worship service Wednesday. 
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Baptist Collegiate 

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the BCM, across the street from 
Watson Library, every 
Wednesday night. The worship 
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Circle K International 

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Jessica at 357-5974. 

Lady of the Bracelet 

Any woman interested in being 
a participant in the 2002 Miss 
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should go by room 214 of the 
Student Union to pick up a 
scholarship application. 

Fellowship Christian 

FCA will be having its weekly 
fellowship every Tuesday 
night. The meetings are held in 
the athletic field house on the 
south end of Turpin Stadium at 
8 p.m. There will be a 
devotional speaker each week. 
Everyone is welcome to come 
and join us in praise. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club would like 

to invite potential members to 
its weekly meetings, every 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in room 
331 of Kyser Hall. 


The new editions of Argus, the 
NSU literary and art magazine, 
are ready and can be picked up 
for free in room 335 of Kyser 

Counseling and Career 

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30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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playing club soccer to their 
practices which are held 
behind Watson library at 5:00 
p.m. Monday through Friday 
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email: sauceopinionsl 

Use these tips: 
food survival to 
last the semester 

So, we have only a few 
more weeks left of the 

J. Manny Guendualy 

Column Writer 

semester, and after going 
through the line at Vic's, many 
are realizing that they have 
$19.15 left on their meal cards. 

19.15! That's only enough 
to buy three more salad's. 
How is a college student to 
survive with only this much 
money? Gotta make things 
stretch from here on, and it's 
best to have a plan. 

No chance now to make 
the last of the meal card 
stretch out, best blow it all at 
once on bags of chips and 
those cheese crackers thingies 
to stock up until mid- 

The best of part of this 
situation is what stands before 
now and finals, Thanksgiving 
Vacation, which translates in 
these hungry circumstances to 
"bum off the parents week." 
Grandmothers don't 
understand the concept of too 
much food, so use this to its 
advantage and get stocked on 
leftovers. This is also the final 
week to mooch as much 
money out of the parental 
units as possible; if it doesn't 
come this week, there will be 
no more money until book- 


But if all fails and the 
secret food stash is empty 
before finals begin, here are 
some survival lesson's from 
several of my fellow 
colleagues and myself: 

Ramon Noodles: great 
until you finish the first half of 
the crate, or until you read the 
fat content. 

The "Nut Butter" 
Sandwich: Peanut Butter, 
Granola, Honey and Bananas 
on wheat bread micro-heated 
for 15 seconds. A natural way 
of cleaning the soul, but watch 
out, it might clean out more. 

Ritz Crackers: A college 
staple, but even better with 
cheese, seek Grandma out, 
they always seem to have 
loads of the cheese. 

The simplistic but 
delightful tortilla with honey 
mustard: This is one of those 
last minute survival tactics, 
when in doubt, mix anything 

Finally, the favorite: 
Spagettio's a la Can: That's 
right, for just 63 cents a can at 
Wal-Mart. Heating Optional 
(don't forget to invest in a can 

All of these will fight the 
hunger off till finals are over, 
but read the fat content, 
because you might end up 
with that Freshman 15 you've 
been fighting against all year. 

J. Manny Guendulay is a 
graduate student working on 
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Balance, moderation key to healthy diet 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

The following editorial 
appeared in the Wichita Eagle 
on Thursday, Nov. 8: 

Can you really have your 
steak and eat it, too? Popular 
high-protein, low- 
carbohydrate diets such as the 
Atkins Diet say yes, luring 
millions of dieters with the 
promise that they can eat rib 
eyes, bacon and other fatty 
foods and still lose weight. 

Is it too good to be true? 
Yes, says the American Heart 
Association, which recently 
issued a strong warning 
against high-protein diets, 
citing the lack of scientific 
evidence of long-term weight 

loss and the increased risk of 
cardiovascular disease. 

An AHA nutrition 
committee surveyed the 
available research and 
concluded that the initial 
weight loss people experience 
is mostly fluid loss caused by 
eating fewer carbohydrates. 
Any short-term benefits are 
offset by lower mineral and 
vitamin intake and significant 
long-term health risks. 

Two of the plans - Atkins 
and Protein Power - were 
especially criticized for having 
high levels of total fat, 
saturated fat and cholesterol, 
all of which put high-protein 
dieters at greater risk for heart 
disease. And the high-protein 

plans also carry higher risks 
for cancer, gout and 

No doubt, Atkins and 
similar diets have helped 
many people lose weight - at 
least in the short term - but 
probably not for the reasons 
cited by their adherents. 

"High-protein diets do 
not build muscle and burn fat, 
as some people think," says 
Ann Coulson of the American 
Dietetic Association. "What 
the diet books fail to point out 
is that the real reason people 
are losing weight is that they 
are simply eating fewer 

Both extremely low-fat 
and extremely high-protein 

diets probably miss the mark. 
As common sense has always 
dictated, it's really a question 
of balance and moderation. 

Almost all diet gurus 
agree on a central fact: The 
keys to weight loss are cutting 
calories and increasing 
exercise. And to keep it off and 
stay healthy, you need a 
balanced, nutritious diet that 
draws from the major food 
groups, including grains, 
pastas and other 

Eat less, exercise more. 

Remember those four 
words, and you can probably 
choose the diet that fits your 
taste buds. 

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Editor's Take 

A few parting shots on the SGA, before I get fired 

Nov. 15, at 
4 p.m. in 
the Student 
Union, the 
Rondray Hill Supreme 

Editor's Take Court wiU 

meet to 

discuss the constitutionality of 
Article 10, Section 4.5. 

This is the "minutes 
article," and it requires The 
Current Sauce to print the 
minutes of the SGA meeting 
every week. 

To make a long story 
short, we haven't printed 
them since Oct. 18, and 
Supreme Court will make a 
recommendation as to 
whether I should be fired for 
not printing them. 

This entire issue should be 

over after Thanksgiving. 

Seeing as how this may be 
one of my last opportunities to 
write a column in the paper as 
Editor, I am going to tell you 
five things about your Student 
Government Association, and 
I'll tell you why this paper is 
fighting for your right to have 
a student newspaper free from 
the SGA. 

1) The SGA Constitution 
is outdated and un-compliant 
with federal laws: The U.S. 
Supreme court decided in 
1974 that governments cannot 
force newspapers to print 
anything, be minutes, 
editorials, advertisements or 
anything in any newspaper 
(Miami Herald Publishing Co. 
. v. Tornillo). Furthermore, the 
courts have ruled that even if 
a student newspaper receives 
student activity fees, the paper 
is still not subject to prior 
restraints by any kind of 

administration or governing 

2) We believe that the 
best student paper is an 
independent newspaper: 
When a student newspaper 
has any sort of government 
control, it is no longer a 
student newspaper. It is a 
student government 
newspaper. Despite what the 
SGA may claim, they do not 
fund The Current Sauce. You 
do. It's your money, not theirs. 
They just happen to be in 
charge of the checkbook. 

3) The SGA completely 
ignored the Media Board's 
recommendations: The NSU 
Media Board is comprised of 
the heads of the departments 
of journalism and English, as 
well as faculty members, the 
Vice President of Student 
Affairs and the University 
Provost. A well-credential staff 
of minds. This board 

recommended that the SGA 
constitution is not compliant 
with federal laws, that The 
Current Sauce does not have 
to print the SGA minutes, and 
that I not be fired. Instead of 
taking those recommendations 
and killing this entire issue, 
the SGA flat out ignored them 
and is instead waiting on a 
recommendation from a group 
of students who can't figure 
out what time to meet. 
Doesn't make sense to me. 

4) There are some good 
Senators... It's the case of a 
few bad apples ruining the 
bunch. I have spoken with 
many SGA Senators who think 
this entire process is a waste 
of time. They've told me that 
they don't agree with the 
Senators who want to fire me, 
and that they see The Current 
Sauce's argument clearly. 

5) ...But most of the 
Senators don't care about 

you: Make no mistake; most of 
the SGA Senators only care 
about being able to put "SGA 
Senator" on their resumes. 
They have no plans on getting 
to the business of the students. 
Need proof? Residents of 
Rapides lost their visitation 
rights earlier this year after 
someone left toxic bodily 
wastes in the showers. Instead 
of showing any concern for 
the students living in Rapides, 
the SGA senators, namely 
Jessica Cramer, Justin Owen, 
and Buster Carlisle, have 
continually criticized The 
Current Sauce, saying the 
story "made the University 
look bad." As a former 
resident of Rapides, I was 
outraged to hear these 
senators speak so 
aristocratically about its 
residents. Quotes like, "who 
cares about what happens in 
Rapides, I don't live there" 

and "they're a different bre^ 
of student," were said by ^ e 
people who claim to be the 
voice of the students. Think 
about that the next time the 
SGA "swarms" your dorm. 
There's more. A lot more. B ut 
for some reason, the SGA is 
coming after me. So I 
might not be here much too 
longer. Standing up for the 
students and for the First 
Amendment may cost me o 1 ? 

But these are the facts. 
This is the truth, and I hop* 
someone realizes this. 

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In Perspective 

No sense in running off 

Henry McClure speaks about his NSU track 
days, his job as a House Director in Bossier Hall 

Photo courtesy Henry McClure 

Members of the 1960 track team line up for a race. McClure, fifth from left, ran 
the 100 and 220-yard dashes, and the 440 and 880 relay races. 

Henry McClure 

McClure is a 
House Director 
in Bossier Hall. 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

It's been 40 years since Henry McClure was a 
student and an athlete at NSU. McClure, who is a 
Housing Director in Bossier Hall, first came to NSU 
from Minden, La., on a track scholarship in 1960. He 
ran the 100 and 220-yard dashes, and the 440 and 
880 relay races. 

"We had a very good track team at that time," 
McClure said. "We were always in the top three in 
the Gulf State Conference at that time." 

McClure keeps and eye on the track team today. 

"I keep up with them to see how they're doing 
because it brings back memories," McClure said. 

He sees a difference in the team today. 

"The teams are a lot better now than they were 
back then, and there's a more personal relationship 
between the coaches and the track people," McClure 
said. When McClure was an athlete, many of the 
coaches worked with more than one sport. Walter 
Ledet, the track coach at the time, also worked with 
the football team. 

In 1964, McClure tore both of his hamstrings. 
McClure got discouraged. 

"I up and quit and went overseas," McClure 

McClure went to Norway. There, he married 
and worked as an offshore drilling superintendent. 

"I loved it (living overseas)," McClure said. "It 
was a different culture, different food. The 
environment was beautiful and it was clean." 

McClure enjoyed his life overseas, but not 
having completed his academic degree always 

bothered him. After 22 years overseas, McClure 
returned to Natchitoches. He was offered a job at 
NSU as a Housing Director, a position he still holds 
today. He works and lives in Bossier Hall. 

"I really enjoy my job," McClure said. "I like 
working with my staff and the faculty." 

While McClure enjoys working with the 
students, he does wish students would appreciate 
what they have. 

"I wish they would take a little more pride 
in keeping the environment around the dorms 
cleaner. This is a beautiful campus, and it can be 
more if residents take care of it." 

He said students don't know how lucky they 


"The dorms are above average, and years 
ago, the classroom weren't air-conditioned," he said. 

McClure recalls when St. Denis (cashier's 
office) was the cafeteria. 

"You ate what they put on your tray, you 
didn't have a choice," he said. 

In his spare time, McClure watches sports. 

"When I was overseas, I lost 22 years of 
watching football games," he said. "So, I'm catching 
up on that. I'm a fanatic." 

McClure plans to travel more. He wants to go to 
Singapore one day and perhaps teach at an 
American school in Spain. 

"That's what I'd like to do after I retire," he said. 
For now, McClure continues to serve the 
university that once gave him an opportunity to do 
what he loved. 

scripfoi price is 

Priority scholarship deadline for Fall 2002 is Dec. 1 

The priority scholarship deadline for the fall 2002 semester 
at Northwestern State University is Dec. 1, 2001. 

Northwestern has a variety of scholarships available for 
incoming freshman. 

According to NSU Director of Enrollment Services Ina 
Agnew, one of the most important things a prospective student 
«n do is make sure their application is sent in for consideration 
as early as possible. The regular deadline is March 1, but those 
w ho meet the priority deadline receive first attention. 

"The university has a number of different scholarships 
available to help students pay some of the costs of college," said 
Agnew. "We will work with individuals to assist them as much 
as possible provided we receive all needed information." 

Northwestern provides five types of scholarships including 
academic scholarships which consider high school grade point 

average, class rank and ACT and /or SAT score. Other available 
aid includes performance scholarships which are awarded 
through an audition to students who take part in special 
activities such as theatre, band and spirit groups. Leadership 
scholarships are awarded to students who have held positions 
or have been active members in clubs and organization. 

The university also awards community involvement 
scholarships to those whose involvement extends into 
community and civic organizations. Employment awards are 
also given. These awards take into consideration a student's 
leadership ability, work experience and extracurricular 

By Dec. 1, prospective students should complete an 
Application for Admission and an Application for Scholarships. 
They should also submit the application fee, ACT and / or SAT 

score and a six-semester high school transcript. The university 
recommends documentation confirming participation in 
activities and leadership roles. Letters of recommendation are 
also welcome. 

All scholarship applications are evaluated by the University 
Scholarship Committee which includes NSU faculty and staff. 
The committee determines awards based on the applicant pool. 
All students who apply for a scholarship are placed into a 
database. The mean grade point average and ACT /SAT scores 
are calculated and this serves as a measure on how to award 
budgeted scholarship funds. In order to be considered by the 
committee, students must complete their application and have it 
turned in by the deadline. 

For more information on the deadline or the scholarship 
process at NSU, contact the Scholarships Office at (318) 357-4357 

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Ten million Americans are expected to participate in the 
^erican Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout today by 
Poking less or quitting. Since this event went national 25 years, 
l[ W spurred dramatic changes in how society views tobacco 
^motion and tobacco use. 

The Great American Smokeout has helped to spotlight the 
an gers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting. Not long 
fS°< nonsmoking airplane passengers had no choice but to 
^athe clouds of smoke as other passengers lit up cigarettes in 
e next row. Restaurant diners had to tolerate the smells of 
, ol3a cco while they tried to savor their meals. Now, the smoke is 
hna % clearing. 

^any changes have occurred over the past 25 years: 

* In 1971 advertising tobacco on television was prohibited 

( * In 1977 California became the first state to limit smoking in 
st aur an ts and other public places 

* k» 1983 California was first again to pass laws prohibiting 
okirig i n the workplace 

^ * *n 1994 Mississippi filed the first of 24 state lawsuits 
ekin 8 to recuperate millions of dollars from tobacco 

companies for smokers' Medicaid bills 

* In 1999 the Department of Justice filed suit against the 
cigarette manufacturers for defrauding the public by lying about 
the risks of smoking and deliberately altering the cigarette to 
increase addiction 

Nicotine Addiction 

We all know that nicotine is addictive. But how addictive? 
Just ask a smoker who has tried to quit. Nicotine is as addictive 
as heroin and cocaine. It is a powerful, poisonous drug with 
deadlv consequences. Eighty percent of smokers started before 
the age of 18; 60 percent before the age of 14. Nearly 3000 people 
under the age of 18 become new smokers everyday. Smokers 
die 10 to 12 years earlier than nonsmokers. Smoking is the single 
most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. [place as 
an insert in article] 
How to Quit 

There are several factors to consider when choosing a 
cessation method that's appropriate for you. Such as: 

* Length of time you have been smoking 

* Triggers that cause you to smoke 

* Whether you smoke regularly or randomly 

* Whether you've tried to quit before 

* Number of cigarettes you smoke a day 

* Whether you experience intense morning cravings. 

Discuss these factors with your health care provider or your 
pharmacist to develop the best method of quitting for yourself. 
The following steps will help you adhere to your commitment to 

1. Choose a cessation method (i.e., cold turkey, gradual, or 
nicotine replacement therapy) 

2. Don't keep it a secret - tell family, friends, and coworkers 

3. Get rid of smoking paraphernalia (e.g., lighters, ashtrays, 
matches) in your home, vehicle, and at work. 

4. Ask friends and family members not to smoke around 

5. Avoid bars and other spots where smokers gather or 
where you smoked in the past 

6. Strengthen your resolve by making a contract or wager 
with a friend, family member, or coworker 

7. DON'T GIVE UP! Research has shown that if you keep 
trying, you will eventually stop. 

Contact the American Cancer Society web site 
( for more information on quitting. This site is 
an excellent source for information related to smoking addiction 
and cessation. 


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Rock v n' soul: People across 
U.S. flocking to Christian music 

By Edward M. Eveld 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

The boys in the band are where they're 
supposed to be on Sunday night, in the 
basement of a suburban office building, 
plugging in their guitars, arranging the mikes. 

It's a practice session like so many others 
for a band called Unified Front. Except this: 

Drummer Todd Davidson pulls a laptop 
out of an orange gym bag, powers up and 
announces an upcoming string of performances 
- seven days in a row. 

"Yes!" blurts guitarist Chris Jackson. 

After coming together a year-and-a-half 
ago, this five-member band is in hot demand 
among local Christian music fans, especially 
those who like their rock fully electric and 

"Everybody get up!" screamed Unified 
Front's lead singer, J.T Brown, at a recent 
Christian music festival at Starlight Theatre. 
"Let me see you jump!" 

The fans jumped. They screamed. So did 
the guitars, played by Jackson and Adam 
O'Kane. And so did Brown, wearing black- 
rimmed glasses and a goatee, blaring lyrics he 
wrote and that, if you listen closely, praise God. 
Davidson's corkscrew curls flew as he 
slammed down his drumsticks. 

In case you hadn't noticed, Christian 
music nationally is now the fastest-growing 
segment of the music industry. And youth are 
flocking to concerts, coffeehouses and church 
services that feature Christian rock. Some of it 
is melodic and acoustic. But some is bolder, in- 
your-face, even angry-sounding. 

At the Rock the Light concert at Starlight, 
where Unified Front performed on a side stage 
in the afternoon, more than 5,400 fans paid 
about $22 for a daylong array of bands from 
across the country, capped by the nationally 
popular Newsboys at 10 p.m. The audience 

was nearly double last year's gate of about 

Nationally, concert attendance overall is 
on a slide. The one exception is Christian 
concerts. And contemporary Christian artists 
rang up record sales last year of $747 million, 
which is not as big as country music but 
double the sales of Latin music and bigger than 
classical, jazz and New Age combined. 

The music draws younger fans, of course, 
teen-agers and 20-somethings. Their parents 
might not listen, but most don't object to the 
fusion of popular culture and Christianity, 
especially considering what modern secular 
music sometimes serves up. 

A recent secular example: A Kansas City 
parent accompanying a group of 14-year-olds 
to a Blink 182 concert at Sandstone 
Amphitheatre was shocked by the opening 
extravaganza: a giant four-letter word 
appeared on stage and burst into flames and 
served as the band's fiery backdrop. 

This does not happen at Christian rock 
venues, and it's not just parents who are happy 
about that. Fans said a concert experience like 
the one at Rock the Light is fun and energizing. 
And the special effects don't push the decency 
envelope: Fans love the Newsboys' trademark 
drum set that rotates at a 45-degree angle. 

Amanda Shrader, a 14-year-old from 
Overland Park, Kan., gave her hair an orange 
dye job the morning of Rock the Light and 
used her computer to print a "free hugs" sign, 
which she wore. Passers-by took her up on it. 
The orange hair was just for fun, but she was 
serious about spreading good feelings to 
people who needed a hug, she said. 

Julie Smale, a 16-year-old from Merriam, 
Kan., said drugs and drinking at other rock 
concerts are a rurnoff for her. 

"This is the place you can get away from 
that," Amanda agreed. 


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Editor, Rondray Hill 


Are you ready for Demon/Lady Demon Basketball? 

Demons, Lady Demons on the road to 'a legacy' 

2001-2002 Demon and Lady 
Demon Basketball Schedules 

2001-2001 Demons 

Nov. 16 @ TCU 

7 p.m. 

Nov. 18 @ Memphis 


Nov. 19-21 @ Las Vegas Tourney 

Nov. 27 @ Hawaii 

7 p.m. 

Dec. 2 @ LSU 

4 p.m. 

Dec. 8 @ Grambling 

7 p.m. 

Dec. 18 @ Okla. State 

7 p.m. 

Dec. 29 @ Lamar 

7 p.m. 

Jan. 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin 6:30 p.m. 

Jan. 5 @ UTA 

4 p.m. 

Jan. 7@ Centenary 

7:05 p.m. 

Jan.10 @ Nicholls 

7 p.m. 

Jan.12 @ Southeastern 

7 p.m. 

Jan. 17 vs. SWT 

6:30 p.m. 

Jan. 19 vs. UTSA 

4 p.m. 

Jan. 24 vs. Lamar 

6:30 p.m. 

Jan. 26 vs. Sam Houston 

4 p.m. 

Jan. 31 vs. ULM 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 2 vs. McNeese 

6:30 p.m. 

Feb. 4 @ Sam Houston 

5:30 p.m. 

Feb. 8 @ SWT 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 10 @ UTSA 

2 p.m. 

Feb. 14 vs. Nicholls 

6:30 p.m. 

Feb. 16 vs. Southeastern 

4 p.m. 

Feb. 19 vs. Centenary 

6:30 p.m. 

Feb. 21 @ SFA 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 23 vs. UTA 

4 p.m. 

Feb. 28 @ McNeese 

7 p.m. 

Mar. 2 @ ULM 

4 p.m. 

2001-2001 Lady Demons 

Nov. 16 vs. Henderson 

6:30 p.m. 

Nov. 24-25 @ LSU Tournament 
Dec. 1-2 @ ASU Holiday Classic 

Dec. 8 vs. Jackson State 
Dec. 18 @ Sam Houston 
Dec. 20 @ Lamar 
Dec. 29 @ Jackson State 
Dec. 31 @ McNeese 
Jan. 5M UTA . 
Jan. 7,vs. SFA 
En. 12 @ Southeastern 
Jan. 14 @ Nicholls 
Jan. 19 vs. UTSA 
Jan. 21 vs. SWT 
Jan. 26 vs Sam Houston 
Jan. 28 vs. Lamar 
Feb. 4 vs ULM 
Feb. 9 @ UTSA 
Feb. 11 @ SWT 
Feb. 13 vs. Centenary 
Feb. 16 vs. Southeastern 
Feb. 18 vs. Nicholls 
Feb. 23 vs UTA 
Feb. 25 @ SFA 
Feb. 28 vs. McNeese 
Mar. 2 @ ULM 

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Mac Attack 

This is J err old McRae 's last season at 
NSU, and he wants to leave a mark. 

By Rondray Hill 


Nashville, Tennessee, is a long 
way from Natchitoches. 

Jerrold McRae, a four-year 
senior on the Demon Basketball 
team, figures it's probably about 
an eight-hour drive. 

You see, McRae is from 
Nashville, and four years ago, he 
and his father made the trip down 
to Natchitoches, where Jerrold 
would spend the next years of his 
life playing basketball. 

"It wasn't a problem for me 
being so far away from home 
because of the relationship I had 
with my teammates," McRae said. 
"When I couldn't go home on 
some occasions, I went to some of 
my teammates' houses. Plus, I 
have family in New Orleans, so I 
get to visit them more often." 

His is an interesting story of 
how things change in life. The 21- 
year-old business administration 
major says that when he was still 
in high school, he planned* on 
playing*basketball for the ' v 
University of Southern 
Mississippi. That's when the NSU 
coaches stepped in. 

"The NSU coaches started 
recruiting me hard," McRae said. 
"Every night they could call, they 
called. Everything they could 
send, they sent. Plus they got in 
good with my father. They would 
talk about anything related to 

Jerrold's father has a 
particular interest in sports. 
Jerrold Sr. was a two-time ail- 
American wide receiver at 

Tennessee State. Jerrold Sr. also 
played in the NFL with the 
Philadelphia Eagles. 

The family resemblance is 
there between Jerrold Jr. and 
Jerrold Sr., at least in build. At 6 
feet, 5 inches, and weighing close 
to 200 pounds, McRae looks like a 
football tight end running up the 
basketball court. He and his dad 
are close, and it was important for 
Jerrold Jr. that Jerrold Sr. 
approved of his choice in school. 

"My dad saw that the 
coaches took an interest in me, 
and not just as a basketball 
player," McRae said. He saw that 
they had concern for me, where 
some other coaches didn't. 

And now he's here. He's 
been here for four years. And he 
thinks the best is yet to come. 

"There have been a lot of 
changes here. People expect more 
from us now than they did when I 
was a freshman," McRae said. It's 
been two years in a row now that 
we've had a good team, and 
people expect more of that. 

As one of the few seniors 
on the team, McRae thinks that 
the recruiting classes of the last 
two years will help to continue 
success for the Demon program. 

"The young players on the 
team are good players, but they 
also want to learn," McRae said. 
"They're always asking questions. 

"I think that there will be 
a new legacy here at NSU," 
McRae said. "Most of the banners 
up in the roof at Prather Coliseum 
are from the teams of the '40s and 
'50s. Hopefully we can start 
something new." 

Photo by Rondray Hill 

Jerrald McRae is one of the seniors who will try to help get the Demons back to the 
NCAA tournament. McRae, a 21 -year-old Business administration major, says that with 
the recruiting class the Demons have along with the talent already in the lineup, NSU 
is poised to start "a new legacy of excellence." 

That's Coach Lady to you 

After leading the Lady Demons to success on the court, Jennifer Graf and Kia 
Converse hope to lead the Lady Demons to more success from the bench 

Photo by Rachael Kidd 

\ 6r Graf (left) and Kia Converse (right) were teammates on the floor for the Lady Demons for four years. 
' te ammates once again, but this time on the bench. Both Graf and Converse will be assisting the Lady 
as coaches. Graf is in her second year as assistant coach while Converse is starting her first. 

By Jeremy Pace 

Sauce Reporter 

Throughout the history of basketball, 
numerous people have had successful 
careers as players and eventually made the 
transition to coaching. People such as Phil 
Jackson, Pat Riley and Larry Bird have all 
played and coached. Kia Converse and 
Jennifer Graf both enjoyed successful careers 
as members of the Northwestern State Lady 
Demon basketball team, but now that their 
playing careers are over they have turned 
their focus towards coaching. 

Converse and Graf are now both 
assistant coaches for the 2001-2002 Lady 
Demons basketball team. Their drive and 
determination used as players has now been 
channeled into helping younger members of 
the team and promoting the success of the 
Lady Demons. The transition from player to 
coach has not been easy but the level of 
excitement in this new experience makes 
everything worth while. 

Jennifer Graf was a graduate assistant on 
last year's team that fell only one game short 
of the NCAA tournament. This experience 
made for good use now that Graf is now an 
assistant coach and has a role to fulfill. 

Making the switch from player to coach 
was more difficult last year," Graf said. "I 

still wanted to be out there." This year has 
brought more experience and a better 
understanding of the responsibilities she has. 

A similar situation has arisen for Kia 
Converse. After her stellar senior campaign 
she has been given the opportunity to offer 
her basketball knowledge as an assistant 

"It's different, a lot better than I 
expected, I already have the players respect 
so there is no problem communicating with 
them," Converse said. "I am still not used to 
being called Coach though." 

Converse and Graf are both excited 
about the new challenge that faces them. 
"Every day there is a new experience, I am 
still not sure what to expect yet from 
coaching," Converse said. Both were 
invaluable assets to the Lady Demons as 
players, and they both hope they can 
contribute as members of the coaching staff. 
No one knows what the future holds for 
these rookie coaches. "Ever since I was little 
I wanted to be a coach, and eventually I 
would like to be a college head coach," Graf 
said. Converse is unsure about her coaching 
career and is just enjoying this new 
experience. " As long as I am in 
Natchitoches and Coach Smith is still here I 
will still help out, after that I don't know," 
she said. 

Demons hit the jackpot; sign highly touted basketball recruits * 

Highly-regarded New 
Iberia star Jermaine Spencer 
and Northwood (Lena) 
standout Clifton Lee, a pair of 
forwards, signed Wednesday 
to play basketball for 
Northwestern State, said 
Demon coach Mike 

The 6-7, 205-pound 
Spencer averaged 20 points 
and 12 rebounds last year for 
New Iberia and is starting for 
the fourth straight year, a rarity 
in the perennially powerful 
Class 5A program. The 6-6, 

185-pound Lee averaged 18.4 
points and 12.5 rebounds last 
season as Northwood Went 28- 
6 and reached the Class A 
playoff quarterfinals. 

Spencer is one of the most 
hotly-recruited prospects ever 
to sign with the Demons, who 
were Louisiana's only 
representative in the 2001 
NCAA Tournament at the end 
of McConathy' s second season 
as head coach. He was listed 
among the nation's top 200 
prospects by 
and is an honorable mention 

prep All-American in the 2001- 
02 Street & Smith's College 
Basketball Yearbook. 

Spencer attended the 
prestigious Adidas ABCD 
Camp in New Jersey, the Bob 
Gibbons camp in North 
Carolina and blue chip 
prospect tournaments in New 
York, Texas, Florida and 
Georgia earlier this summer. 

"Jermaine is a benchmark 
recruit for our program," 
McConathy said. "He will help 
keep Demon basketball 
competing at the 

championship level in the 
Southland Conference and he 
can be a cornerstone for 
elevating our program on a 
national level," the Demon 
coach said. 

"Jermaine is a power 
player at 6-7 with the ability to 
attack the basketball on the 
rim. He has a very complete 
game," McConathy said. "He 
is a consistent shooter from 15- 
18 feet, can shoot the 3-pointer 
off the catch, and loves to 
rebound and defend." 

Lee, who plays for former 

NSU head coach Wayne Yates 
at Northwood, has helped the 
Gators post a 20-0 district 
record in the past two seasons. 
?Clifton is a talented inside 
player with the skills to make 
the transfer to playing outside 
without any problem," 
McConathy said. 

"He is an unbelievably 
good shooter from the 15-17 
foot range and in. He has super 
long arms that help make him 
a very good defender because 
of his ability to get his hands 
on passes and alter shots. We 

project him to play the 2 and 3 
guard slots. He's a very good 
ballhandler who has played in 
a very successful program." 
McConathy said. 

McConathy said Lee was 
"a diamond in the rough. 

"I know that's a cliche, but 
it fits. Clifton didn't get as 
much attention in recruiting 
that players from more 
populated areas get. That is a 
big plus for us. If coaches had 
seen him a lot, they would 
have been as impressed with 
him as we were. 

Demons get defensive end Hebert back for Saturday 

The return of fiery 
defensive end Jeremy Hebert 
should give a boost to 
Northwestern State Saturday 
in the Demons' pivotal 
Southland Football League 
game at Turpin Stadium 
against Stephen F. Austin. 

The Demons (7-3) and 
Lumberjacks (6-3) square off at 
2 p.m. in a game with 
conference championship and 
national playoff ramifications. 
Hebert, a 5-9, 245-pound 
sophomore from Plaquemine, 
will play for the first time in 
seven weeks since he suffered 
torn ligaments in his left 
elbow late in a win at TCU. 

Surgery was successful to 

repair the injury and Hebert 
was cleared to resume playing 
this week, ahead of when 
doctors thought he might be 
ready. Hebert was the 
Demons' fourth-leading 
tackier with 18 stops in four 
games when he was hurt. 

"Getting Jeremy back on 
the field is already a very 
positive development for our 
team," said Demon coach 
Steve Roberts. "He's the kind 
of player who makes everyone 
around him better. You can see 
him bouncing around out 
there and beaming because 
he's been itching to play again. 

"From an emotional 
perspective and a standpoint 

of leadership by example, it's 
a big boost for us," Roberts 
said. "How much he will be 
able to play is impossible to 
say, but there's no doubt it's 
great to have him on the field 

Hebert' s injury prompted 
the Demons to move junior 
linebacker Roy Locks to the 
end spot. He will remain the 
starter with sophomore Stefon 
Bostick and Hebert also fitting 
into the playing rotation. 

"Any time you get a good 
player back on the field at this 
stage of the season, it's a very 
good thing," Roberts said. 
"This week we're playing an 
outstanding offensive team 

with a multi-talented 
quarterback in Wes Pate, and 
having another set of fresh 
legs in there to chase him 
around is going to be a big 

Pivotal in Saturday's 
outcome is the matchup of the 
Demons' Purple Swarm 
defense, which tops the 
conference in pass defense 
allowing only 162 yards per 
game, against SFA's passing 
attack producing 254 yards 
per game. 

"Pate is a very dangerous 
passer and an outstanding 
runner as well," Roberts said. 
"We have our work cut out for 

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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University 



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Department of 
hosts annual 
Journalism Day 

Courtesy of the News 

The University's 
department of journalism 
will hold its annual Careers 
Day tomorrow. Registration 
begins at 8 a.m. with the 
program starting at 9 a.m. Up 
b 400 Louisiana high school 
students considering a career 
in journalism are expected to 

The keynote speaker will 
be Patrick Dennis, chief 
meteorologist at KSLA-TV in 
Shreveport. The closing 
speaker will be Monica 
Carter, education /human 
relations editor and 
columnist for the Times of 
Shreveport. Both Dennis and 

if Carter will also teach 

\ workshops. 

Additional workshop 
presenters will be Alyson 
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with Judy Williams Creative 
Group, a public relations 
agency in Shreveport; Mario 
Villafuerte, a free lance 
photojournalist and Christine 
Nuner who will teach an 
adviser's workshop. 

Creative and 
performing arts 
holds annual 
Christmas Gala 

Courtesy of Sauce Staff 

For those of you who feel 
lack or do not lack the 
"Christmas spirit," 
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diversity's creative and 
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The 2001 Natchitoches Christmas Festival marks the 75th time the 'City of Lights' has celebrated the illumination of Front Street during Christmas. The city is expecting well over 250,000 
people for this year's festival. The Christmas Festival officially begins at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony. The 75th Anniversary design is this year's newest set of lights. 

' City of Ligh ts y celebrates 75th Christmas Festival 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of 
the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival 
of Lights. 

Started in 1927, the traditional lighting 
of Natchitoches' streets, bridges and 
buildings, as well as set pieces on the banks 
of the Cane River Lake, has endured as the 
city's most familiar tourist attraction. 

A trip to the University archives sheds 
some light on the seasonal celebration. 
While the festival shares its name with the 
Jewish Chanukah season and started at a 
time when Louisiana's Jewish population 
was growing faster than ever before, many 
of the similarities between the two festivals 
are largely superficial. 

The idea for the festival came to the 
then city superintendent of utilities Max 
Burgdorf in 1927. The festival's beginnings 
corresponded with the release of the small 

10 watt Christmas lights. Local merchants 
paid for the lighting of Front Street and the 
bridge crossing the Cane River. 

Burgdorf also built the original Star of 
the East set piece for the bank of the Cane, 
the first such piece to be used in the 
festivities. It was later replaced by the 21- 
foot star currently in use. Longtime chief 
electrician of Natchitoches Charles 
Solomon built many of the other set pieces. 

The fireworks displays were started in 
1936 by local businessmen Allen Cox and 
Sam West. The cost increased from $300 
worth of fireworks fired from the south 
bank of the lake to this year's professionally 
operated shows fired simultaneously from 
both banks with a cost of nearly $10,000. 

While this year's official Christmas 
festival opens Saturday, many events 
related to the season are already underway 
and stretch well into the new year, with the 
lights finally coming down January 8 (see 

Saturday's 75th Christmas Festival Festivities 

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Christmas Festival Parade 
4 p.m. 

Fleur de Lis Stage - Grass Roots (60's and 70's Group) 

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S R S H 

Facts of the Sauce/SGA battle 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

In lieu of the events that have been 
occurring between the Student Government 
Association and The Current Sauce, we at the 
paper have decided to inform the students 
on what is going on and why there have 
been so many articles covering this issue. 

The trouble started when Sauce reporter 
Bess Renfrow missed two SGA meetings in 
consecutive weeks. The missing of these 
meetings can be traced back to 
miscommunication between The Current 
Sauce and the SGA. 

Renfrow missed the first meeting 
because she showed up at 7:30 p.m on 
Monday instead of 7 p.m., the correct time. 
She missed the second meeting because it 
fell on the Labor Day holiday. It was 
rescheduled for that following Tuesday, but 
Renfrow said she was not contacted about 
the change. 

The next problem was the publishing of 
'The Story of Stool' in the Oct. 4 issue of the 

paper. This caused some SGA members and 
others to question the newsworthy of the 
material that the Sauce was running. 

In response, the SGA allegedly drew up 
a bill to freeze The Current Sauce's funding, 
according to Rondray Hill. He and other 
SGA members viewed the document, but 
after a Student Senate meeting it 

On Oct. 8, office hours were 
implemented for all the student media- 
KNWD, Potpourri, Argus, and The Current 
Sauce-in the bill (FA01-008) by the Student 
Senate on Oct. 18. The Student Senate set up 
hours for all the student media editors 
because they felt the editors should be held 
to the same standards as SGA executives. 

The bill also highlighted certain points 
regarding media editors' qualifications, the 
responsibilities of media editors, and a set 
number of office hours for media editors. A 
section of the bill (4.5) dealt specifically 
with the responsibilities of The Current Sauce 
to include the SGA minutes. The issue has 
become the 

Cont'd on page 2 

Student Senate votes 
to remove Sauce editor 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

The University Student Senate voted to remove Rondray 
Hill from his position as editor-in-chief of The Current Sauce at 
their meeting on Monday. The basis for removal was violation 
of Article X, Section 4.5, which requires The Current Sauce to 
print the SGA minutes. 

The Sept. 27, 2001 edition of The Current Sauce sparked the 
controversy of having Hill removed. The edition's feature 
front-page story was on the problems with human stool found 
in the showers of the Rapides residence hall. Many members of 
the SGA found this story distasteful. 

Around this time a bill was formed stating that all reporters 
had to tape their interviews and keep those tapes in a public 
place for public viewing. This bill was passed by the senate, but 
was vetoed by the president of the Senate, Rusty Broussard. 

After several weeks of discussion, The Current Sauce 
decided to no longer run the SGA minutes in the paper. When 
the Sauce did not run the SGA minutes, the Student Senate sent 
Hill a notice of intent of removal. 

Because the Sauce's decision not to run Cont'd on page 2 


White House correspondent speaks to student body 

By Kaleb Breaux 

Managing Editor 

The belief that former 
President Clinton was "the 
master of non-verbal 
communication" was one 
point made by Pulitzer Prize 
winning writer Carl Cannon 
during his speech yesterday. 
Cannon, who also believes 
President Bush lacks these 
skills, thinks that President 
Bush is personable President. 

Cannon addressed the 
student body with a speech 
titled "Covering Presidents: 
Confessions of a White House 
Correspondent" in the 
television studio in Kyser Hall. 

Cannon, a graduate of the 
University of Colorado with a 
degree in journalism, 
addressed an audience mostly 
comprised of journalism 
students. His speech was part 
of the journalism department's 
"Makers and Shakers" forum. 

With wild references about 
politicians who were subjects 
of satire on NBC's Saturday 
Night Live to insightful of 
stories of former President Bill 
Clinton, Cannon captivated the 

"Issue after issue.. .Clinton 
kept his promises, or he tried 
to," Cannon said. "All 
Presidents attempt to keep 
their promises, they have to." 

Cannon, who opted not to 

vote in the 1996 election in 
order to remain an objective 
reporter, spoke mostly on his 
correspondence for the White 
House and ended his speech 
with insightful words to 
journalism students who are 
looking to, one day, be 
reporters. He said there are 
three things that are important 
traits to journalists. 

"He gave us a lot of ideas 
that we as journalism majors 
can handle ourselves in the 
journalism world as we 
graduate from college," 
Germel Rawlings, a junior 
journalism major, said. "He 
also had some interesting 
things to say about former 
President Clinton." 

"The most important thing 
is a really good work ethic," 
Cannon said. "And the second 
thing is having life 
examples. ..And the third 
important thing is being fair- 

Cannon also described 
scenes from and around the 
White House during the 
terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. He 
spoke of secret service agents 
who were "scared" and 

Cannon taught his 
audience lessons during his 

"If you are fair-minded, 
well rounded and have a hard 
work ethic you are going to 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Carl Cannon addressed the student body 
yesterday with a speech titled "Covering the Presidents: Confessions of a 
White House Correspondent. Cannon made comments about former 
Presidents such as Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. 

come out ahead in our field," 
Adrienne Acosta, a senior 
journalism major, said. 

Cannon is currently a 
White House correspondent 
for the National Journal. He is 

also the president of White 
House Correspondents 
Association and the winner of 
Gerald R. Ford Award for 
distinguished reporting of the 


From page 1 

figurative battle grounds for 
both organizations. 

The misquoting of 
sources was the subject of 
the next bill (FA01-014) 
brought up by the Student 
Senate in the Oct. 10, 
meeting. It was started by 
the alleged misquoting of an 
SGA Senator in the Oct. 4 
issue of the paper. 

The bill required all 
reporters to use tape 
recorders or notepads during 
interviews, and to keep them 
on record for one year to 
allow for public reference. 
The SGA Senators passed 
this bill, but Rusty 
Broussard, president of the 

SGA, vetoed it. 

These events, coupled 
with Hill's belief that the 
printing of the SGA minutes 
in The Current Sauce is 
"unconstitutional," lead to 
his editorial in the Oct. 18 
issue of the paper. In his 
editorial, Hill declared the 
minutes would no longer be 
printed in the Sauce. He 
placed a "moratorium" on 
letters concerning the on- 
going verbal fight between 
the SGA and The Current 
Sauce staff. 

This action caused the 
Student Senate to begin the 
process of removing Hill 
from the position of editor. 
The SGA consulted the 

Media Board, a board made 
up of faculty members and 
students that offers 
recommendations to the SGA 
on matters of student media, 
for an answer to the 
constitutionality of the SGA 

The Media Board's 
recommendation stated that 
the by-law (Art. 10, Sect. 4.5) 
in the SGA constitution 
requiring the printing of the 
SGA minutes was 
unconstitutional. From there, 
the SGA consulted the 
Student Supreme Court, and 
after one unsuccessful 
meeting. The Student 
Supreme Court returned a 
verdict that the by-law was 


This decision that was 
made on the Thursday before 
Thanksgiving break giving, 
the SGA the power they 
needed to form legislation 
for the release of Hill as 
editor. In the SGA Senate 
meeting on Monday, the SGA 
did just that, passing a bill in 
favor of Hill's dismissal. 

Presently, the bill is on 
Broussard's desk. The 
passing of this bill depends 
on whether or not he chooses 
to sign it. If he does sign it 
the bill, it will proceed to the 
desk of President Randall 
Webb. Webb will have the 
final say on the fate of The 
Current Sauce and the SGA. 

Student Senate 

From page 1 

the SGA minutes was in direct 
violation of Media Board by- 
laws, Broussard, who also 
serves as vice chair of the 
Media Board, requested that 
the Media Board convene to 
make a recommendation to the 
Student Senate as to the action 
they should take. 

The Media Board 
recommended to the Student 
Senate that the article in 
question was unconstitutional. 
The Student Senate then 
notified the Supreme Court of 
the constitutionality issue and 
a date was set for a hearing. 
The Supreme Court decided 
on Nov. 15 that the article was 
constitutional, and therefore, 

the Student Senate had 
permission to continue with 
the process. 

A two-thirds vote of the 
entire Senate membership was 
needed to remove Hill from his 
position. Twenty-three 
members of the Student Senate 
voted for the removal of Hill. 

"I believe that the Senate's 
hand was forced in the 

matter," Dustin Floyd, Speaker 
of the Senates, said. "It states 
right here in our by-laws that 
we must remove him for 
failure to do that (print the 
minutes) so the Senate, I think, 
took that to heart and made 
the only decision they could 

University student named 'Miss City of Lights' 

early October and will be 
participating in the 
Christmas Festival 
activities this weekend. 

Kimberly Jones, a 
senior liberal arts major 
in the Scholar's College, 
can be seen riding in the 
Christmas Festival 
parade on Saturday as 
"Miss City of Lights." 
The "Miss City of Lights" 
pageant is a preliminary 
for the Miss Louisiana 

As "Miss City of 
Lights," Jones will ride in 
the Christmas Festival 
parade and represent the 
city at receptions that will 
Photo by Glenn Ward' be held for the festival. 
Kimberly Jones will represent the 'City of She said the city of 
Lights' as "Miss Merry Christmas" for the Natchitoches could call 
2001 -2002 year. her at my time to 

By Kira Gervais represent the city at various 

Sauce Reporter activities. 

Jones, who is from Spring, 
A University student was TX, and has been attending 
named "Miss City of Lights" in NSU since the fall of 1998. She 

has been on the Dean's List 
every semester that she has 
been at NSU. Jones is also 
involved in Sigma Alpha Iota 
music fraternity and the 
Catholic Student Organization. 
She also plays viola in the 
University orchestra, and she 
has been playing viola for 
twelve years. 

This is not the first time 
she has been in a pageant. 

"I was in the Miss 
Louisiana pageant last year," 
Jones said. "I was Miss Central 

Jones's platform for the 
pageant was volunteering. 

"I want to get people to 
actively volunteer and not just 
talk about volunteering," Jones 
said. "I want to focus my 
volunteer activities toward 
music because music is 
something that I know about." 

Jones wants to encourage 
some of the organizations that 
she is involved into volunteer 

"I am going to try to get 
Sigma Alpha Iota more 
involved in the community," 
she said. 

Jones is also a part of a 
new organization on campus 
called American String 
Teachers Association. She 
hopes to do lots of volunteer 
work for the organization. 

"We help with orchestra 
rehearsals in local schools, and 
we give lessons to students," 
Jones said. 

Jones will be directing a 
musicale for Sigma Alpha Iota 
on Sunday. It will be at Theatre 
West at 3 p.m. The public is 
welcome to attend the 
musicale and see Jones doing 
what she loves to do. 

Jones will be graduating in 
May, but she said she is not 
sure exactly what she will be 
doing after graduation. She 
said she probably wants to 
pursue a Master's degree in 
Arts Administration, but 
nothing is definite yet. 


Office of Financial 

The Office of Financial Aid 
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Office of Child Services; 
Sequin Independent School 
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positions. For more 
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future openings stop by the 
CCS office in room 305 of 
the Student Union. 

Catholic Student 

The CSO will be having 
weekly Bible study every 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the 
center. Everyone is 
welcome. There will also be 
a praise and worship service 
Wednesday. For any 
information call Amy 
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Baptist Collegiate 

The BCM will have 
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Lady of the Bracelet 

Any woman interested in 
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by room 214 of the Student 
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Fellowship Christian 

FCA will be having its 
weekly fellowship every 
Tuesday night. The meetings 
are held in the athletic field 
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Turpin Stadium at 8 p.m. 
There will be a devotional 
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Everyone is welcome to 
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Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club would 
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members to its weekly 
meetings, every Wednesday 
at 3 p.m. in room 331 of 
Kyser Hall. 


The new editions of Argus, 
the NSU literary and art 
magazine, are ready and can 
be picked up for free in 
room 335 of Kyser hall. 

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Christmas festival 

from the eyes 

of a former student 

J. Manny Guendulay 
Column Writer 

Here at Northwestern, we 
have a tradition that happens 
right before finals. To 
the outsiders, the city folk, 
and good-natured families 
who visit, it is the 
apex of the holiday's 
festivities; to the students of 

university, it 
is the 
last real 
fling before 
the buckling 
down of 
finals, a day 

J. Manny Guendulay 

Column Writer 

of debauchery and 
decadence. It is known as. . . 
Christmas Fest. 

I honestly do not recall a 
sober Christmas Fest, as I've 
always found myself 
with some sort of substance in 
my mind and body. In fact, 
I've always thought 
it was a requirement. I would 
always make my way through 
the day stumbling from 
private property to private 
property enjoying my visits 
with various friends. 
Always in my hand was an 
opaque container with some 
sort of eggnog from hell and 
my Santa Hat dangling from 
my head and stained from 
drooping into my drink 
several times. 

My social circle was not 
the only one to celebrate this 
holiday in such a crazed 
fashion; in fact, it seems to be 
the way to celebrate the day 
by a nice majority 
of the attending student body. 
One can make their way 
throughout the Historical 
District going from party to 

party and celebrating the 
December goodness in rare 
form. Parties and drinking 

Perhaps this is why the 
entire Natchitoches Police 
Force and even the Louisiana 
National Guard will be on 
duty. I warn you, a drunk- 
tank will be enforced as it 
is illegal to drink in public 
places on Saturday. No one 
would want to spend 
his or her day of holiday 
mayhem sitting in some 
drained swimming pool, even 
though I've heard that can 
become a party of its own. 

One can easily glide 
around without having to visit 
the tank and have a 
relatively good time; the 
secret, of course, is to try to act 
in a civilized 
manner, at least while in 

I, unfortunately, have 
resigned from the holiday 
havoc and will have to retain 
some semblance of sobriety 
this year. I will become one of 
the wholesome people 
on the riverfront that will 
have to face the celebration 
without the help of too 
many toxins. 

I fear that I will find out 
that this much holiday cheer 
requires heavy amount 
of liquor and I will envy all of 
those that are truly merry on 

Be careful, enjoy and if 
you have a spare one, have a 
drink for me. 

J. Manny Guendulay is a 
graduate student working on 
his Master's in English. He 
is the epitome of the 
professional student and 
strives for more. Manny 
writes a continuing column 
for the Current Sauce. 

Editor's Take 

A letter to jolly old Santa, Sauce style 

About that underwear show 

Knight Ridder/Tribune News 

The following editorial 
appeared in the Chicago 
Tribune on November 24: 

In the battle of the 
networks to compete with 
cable TV's edgy and 
uncensored fare, a recent 
special on ABC scored 
unexpected attention. 

"The Victoria's Secret 
Fashion Show" opened more 
than a few eyelids when its 
televised lingerie exhibition 
uncovered body areas seldom 
seen on network TV. 

It also prompted about 
600 telephone calls and e- 
mails to the Federal 
Communications Commission, 
according to Commissioner 
Michael Copps. 
The program was rated "TV- 
14 D, S, L." 

This program was 

essentially a 60-minute 
infomercial interrupted mostly 
by commercials for _ what 
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ABC is fending off 
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Dear Santa, 

My name is Rondray Hill. 

I'm the Editor 
of the Current 
Sauce here at 

T State 

Rondray Hill 
Editor's Take 

I know 

I'm a little old to be writing to 
you — I'm 21. But, I've been a 
good boy, so I hope you'll read 
this anyway. 

The reason I'm writing 
you this letter is because I 
have it pretty good here at 
NSU. You see, Santa, I have a 
great job and great people 
surround me. I couldn't ask 
for a better staff than the one I 

However, I think that they 
may be a little nervous about 
writing you a letter and telling 
you what they want for 
Christmas. So, I thought that 

Letter to the editor 

instead of telling you what I 
want, I'd let vou know what 
my staff wants to see under 
their Christmas tree. 

So here's my list. No need 
to check it twice, my Copy 
Editors has already checked it 
for spelling errors. 

First, Managing Editor 
Kaleb Breaux turns 21 today, 
so what he'll need is one 
nerdy freshman who wants to 
be cool to take his "magic fake 
I.D." off his hands. It worked 
for Kaleb. When he first got 
here, he was just some 
journalist nerd with a thing for 
soccer. Now he's the man. 

What Life Editor Elona 
Boggs needs, more than 
anything else, is a puppy. That 
way, she can argue this puppy 
all day, all night and all 
morning long. The puppy 
won't say anything back, so 
now she can feel confident 
about winning at least one 
argument per day, thus no 
longer giving her the need to 
argue with me. 

Opinions Editor Kristen 
Dauzat wants... "boys." 
Nothing else. Just "boys." 

The only thing that Life 
section reporter Dominique 
Irvin wants is, well, News 
reporter Rob Morgan. The 
only thing News reporter Rob 
Morgan wants is, well, Life 
reporter Dominique Irvin. 

Bess Renfow, the SGA beat 
reporter, would like to no 
longer be the SGA beat 
reporter after realizing that, no 
matter how hard she tried, she 
will never be the "voice of the 

Photo editor Rachael Kidd 
just doesn't want anything 
that's "stupid." 

Callie Rheames, who 
works the desk in the office of 
student publications, just 
wants someone to listen to her 
stories about the Rowing team. 
"You know, the one where, 
like, I woke up at 5 a.m, and 
it's cold outside, but I had to 
still had to get into the water, 
and let me tell you, that 

University Affairs plans campus improvements 

John E. Winston 
Vice President for 
University Affairs 

Dear Students: 

As a part of 
Northwestern's campus 
wide effort to 
improve its 
services to 
you, I join 
with the rest of the 

University community to 
increase significantly 
your level of satisfaction 
with the services we 
provide. Our services 
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water's cold, but anyway, so 
like, I get up, and there's two 
guys waiting for us at the top 
of the hill, and, wait, here's 
where the story gets good ..." 

And finally, Toi and 
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way, Toi could write down 
every wisecrack about the 
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particular day, and Lauren 
could make evil gestures at Toi 
writing about my wardrobe in 
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that's everyone. If I forgot 
someone, Santa, you know 
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V. Annual ■ 

In Perspective 

A Christmas Story 

As a gift to you, here are some memorable 
Christmas stories, as shared by the staff of 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

The Christmas moment that I remember 
most was the first time I saw real snow. 

It was in the late 80s, either 1988 or 1989, 
and it snowed in New Orleans. It never really 
snows in New Orleans. We usually get little 
flurries, but mostly sleet. This was real snow. 

The weather forecast said that it might 
snow, and I really hoped that it would. My 
mom and my aunt told me stories about 
playing in the snow when they lived in St. 
Louis. I wanted to play in the snow too. 

I remember waking up one morning, and 
standing on the edge of my cousins bed as I 
looked out of the window. There it was - 
snow. Okay, so it wasn't a lot of snow, 
maybe an inch or two. It hardly covered the 
ground, but I didn't care. I started yelling 
and jumping around trying to wake 
everybody up. At first, no one believed me. 
My cousin told me I was making it up, and 
rolled over in bed. How do you make up 
snow? It was there. 

Eventually I'd yelled enough to wake 
people up, and we all stood in the doorway 
and watched the snow. My cousins and I got 
dressed and went out to play in the snow for 
the first and last time, since it hasn't snowed 
since. The fact that you had to walk half a 
block with your hand on the ground to 
collect enough snow for a snowball didn't 
matter. It was a fun time and an unusual 
thing and I will always remember that 

The Current Sauce. 

Merry Christmas 

By Garrett Guilliotte 

Sauce Reporter 

I don't have many great memories of 
Christmas. It's always been a lonely 
time for me with some of the worst 
parts of my life having happened 
around it. 

Santa didn't help much - 1 was 
clued in on the whole faked business 
before I broke third grade after secretly 
watching my parents do his job one 
year. Hell, the closest I've ever come to 
seeing a White Christmas was a 
quarter-inch of sno-cone-quality slush 
on spots of my backyard a week after 
the fact, and I didn't even bother to go 
through the back door to play in it 
because I thought it was too cold. 

But my last Christmas was both the 
worst and the best. After a fight with 
my father about moving my things 
from the dorm to go home I 
emotionally bottomed out. I felt 
completely worthless, ready to quit 
everything and give up. But my friends 
- friends I never would have had if I 

hadn't come here, to Northwestern - 
helped me realize how much I meant to 
other people when I felt nobody cared. 

I know it's about as sappy a story 
as any Christmastime special you'll see 
on TV. But for anyone who's feeling 
hollow or abandoned, worthless or 
alone, take a moment first to find the 
people that you mean a lot to. 

Worry less about what the people 
around you think, no matter how close 
you feel they are to you, and look at 
yourself and what you've 
accomplished. And least of all, don't be 
afraid to ask for help, because you're 
neither the first to feel that way nor the 
only person to feel it now. 

But to be here at college means that 
you've made it from your childhood to 
an adult independence, and that you're 
on your way to a more enriched and 
fortunate life than most people. You're 
a student, a Demon, maybe a greek, 
maybe an athlete - oh, sure, maybe 
even in the SGA - but at least while 
you're here, but you're also becoming 
to be a better person. 

By Elona Boggs 

Life Editor 

The Christmas of my senior year in high school, I was 
playing in a basketball tournament hours away from home. We 
were in the tournament's finals, and were one win away from the 
first place title. 

That same weekend was when Christmas at my 
grandmother's house was to take place. This in mind, I faked 
being sick, so I could go to my grandmother's. It was a small 
price to pay to see my Nanny. 

I'm glad I did that. It was the last Christmas that we spent 
where Nanny was healthy, and it's one of the last memories I 
have of her. 

When my grandmother died from cancer my freshman year, I 
started looking at life differently. Spending those last days with 
her became a priority, above all else. 

I loved spending time with her. She had a way with kids. She 

read my sisters and I fairy tales, and let us root around her house 
for old junk. She made sugar cookies that no one could replicate. 

Nanny loved all holidays, not only Christmas. She was the 
kind of grandma who sent cards for every holiday - big Valentine 
and Halloween cards with ribbons and glitter. I've saved every 


One of the last times I spent with Nanny was on Mother's 
Day. She was in the nursing home at the time. She spent her last 
days either there or in the hospital. On this day, my sisters and I 
brought her roses. We sat them where she could see them from 
her bed. The nurse's aide had helped her into a flowery dress. 
Her hair was fixed and she had a pink corsage on her shoulder. 
She looked real pretty. 

Every Christmas since she's died, I've put Poinsettias on her 
grave. We miss her a lot. I've made a few failed attempts at her 
sugar cookies for our Christmas gatherings, but no one can 
replace Nanny's. 

Louisiana's state of health questioned 

B V Tara Gallien 

^Ith Columnist 

Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes account for 
al t»ost 70 percent of all deaths among Americans. The roots of 
^Onic diseases are grounded in a limited number of health- 
att *aging behaviors practiced by people every day for much of 
their " 



lives. These behaviors, which include tobacco use, lack of 
Physical activity, and unhealthy diet, are usually established 
Uri ng youth. And as many of us know, once poor health habits 
| adopted, they are difficult to change. 
Recently Louisiana was ranked as the second unhealthiest 
j ,dte in the nation; Mississippi ranked first. Although 

Appointing, it's understandable why Louisiana ranked so 
^ty when the four risk factors leading to these diseases are 

^ k Factors #1: Tobacco Use 

Nearly 1/2 of all heart attacks and 2/3 of lung cancer deaths 

°uld be eliminated if people chose not to smoke. A person dies 
* Ver y 33 seconds from a heart attack. Imagine the lives that 
^° uld be saved if young people decided to never begin smoking 

d smokers quit. 

i In Louisiana, approximately a quarter of adults smoke. This 
. Jn *er is even higher when adolescents are included. 
,p P r oxim a tely 16 percent of high school students smoke 


regularly and another 15 percent use smokeless tobacco. Three 
thousand adolescents become regular smokers every day in the 
U.S. Efforts to reduce or eliminate smoking in Louisiana are 
absolutely essential to improve our state's overall health. 
Risk Factor #2: Lack of Physical Activity 

Despite its known health benefits, most Americans do not 
engage in regular physical activity. Inactivity is linked to all 
leading causes of death, as well as to obesity. 

Almost 86 percent of adults living in Louisiana do not 
participate in "regular & sustained physical activity". Moreover, 
nearly 79 percent of high school students do not engage in 
moderate intensity physical activity. These statistics are alarming 
and are among the highest inactivity rates in the country. 
Risk Factor #3: Unhealthy Diet 

Scientific evidence suggests that about 1 / 3 of cancer deaths 
that occur each year in the U.S. can be attributed to nutritional 
factors. The average American diet is 34 percent fat and contains 
little or no fruits and vegetables; only 24 percent of adults eat 
five or more fruits and vegetables a day. 

The percentage of adults in Louisiana who eat five or more 
fruits and vegetables a day is 17.3 percent. The same is true for 
adolescents living in Louisiana; only 17.1 percent eat the 
recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables. 
Proper nutrition is vital to overall health. Diets high in fat and 
low in fruits and vegetables, along with "super-size" servings 


contributes significantly to obesity, plaque in the arteries, and to 
a weakened immune system. 
Risk Factor #4: Obesity 

Twenty percent of Americans are obese and another 37 
percent are overweight. In 1995, obesity was responsible for 
approximately $70 billion in direct medical costs. Obesity 
increases the risk of cancers of the breast, cervix, endometrium, 
uterus, ovary, and gallbladder among women and cancers of the 
colon and prostrate among men. Obesity is also considered a 
major contributor to adult-onset diabetes, as well as to heart 

Nearly 23 percent of adults in Louisiana are obese and 36 
percent are overweight. One in five children in the U.S. are 
obese and one in three are obese in Louisiana. In most cases, 
obese children will become obese adults. Sadly Louisiana is 
among the top five states with the highest rates for obesity in 

The Good News! 

All of these risk factors are controllable and changeable. 
Children need to be taught early in their development about 
good health, as well as given the opportunity to engage in 
regular physical activity at school. Parents, schools, and 
communities need to come together to improve the health of our 
state. What role will you take in helping Louisiana become a 
healthier place to live? 

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NSU Chamber Choir to perform next week 

The Northwestern Chamber Choir will 
present its annual Candlelight Service of 
Lessons and Carols Monday Dec. 3, at 7:30 
p.m., at St. Francis Cabrini Church in 
Alexandria and Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., at 
Immaculate Conception Church in 
Natchitoches. Admission is free and open to 
the public. 

During the Alexandria service, 
Northwestern's Choir will be joined by the 
Pineville High School Choir. Accompaniment 
for the service will be prov ided by Dr. Mary 
DeVille, music director at St. Francis Cabrini 
and Northwestern senior Corey Candler. 

Burt Allen will direct the Northwestern 
choir. The Pineville High choir will be directed 
by Brenda Rudd. 

This is the 11th consecutive year in which 
the NSU choir has presented this service. In 
1991, the service was first held at St. Francis 
Xavier Cathedral and alternated between 
Alexandria and Natchitoches for eight years. 
Since 1999, the choir has presented the program 

at both St. Francis Cabrini Church and 
Immaculate Conception Church in 
Natchitoches. This marks the first appearance 
of the Pineville High School Chamber Choir in 
this program. They will perform alone on 
some selections and join the NSU choir on 
several numbers. 

According to Allen, the Lessons and Carols 
Service is based upon the century-old tradition 
established at Kings College, Cambridge, 
England, where it is performed every 
Christmas Eve to standing room only crowds 
and broadcast worldwide. It consists of nine 
lessons, readings for both the Old and New 
Testament of the Bible, all related to the Advent 
and birth of Christ. Each Lesson is followed by 
the choir singing one or more carols whose text 
relates to each of the readings. During the 
carols, altar servers light a variety of candles 
which remain lit throughout the service. 
Gradually, the church is transformed from 
darkness into light as the service concludes in a 
festive recessional. 

Piano lessons being offered in NSU course 

Learning to play the piano could be easier 
than you think. Northwestern State 
University's Office of Continuing Education 
will offer a non-credit course, "Instant Piano 
for Hopelessly Busy People," on Dec. 4. 

The class will be held in Room 228 of the 
Old Wing of the A.A. Fredericks Center for 
Creative and Performing Arts from 6 p.m. 
until 9:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $49, 
plus a $20 material fee. David Haynes is the 

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work in music, musician's shortcuts, how to 
speed read sheet music, how to derive major, 
minor and seventh cords, how to handle 
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No pot o' gold under Rainbows, Demons fall to Hawaii 60-58 

Northwestern State got 
the last-second look Coach 
Mike McConathy wanted, but 
the Demons didn't get the 
result he desired and lost 60- 
58 to Hawaii Tuesday night in 
a matchup of 2001 NCAA 
Tournament basketball teams. 

Demon senior guard 
Michael Byars-Dawson, who 
tied the game 58-all by sinking 
a 24-foot 3-pointer with 20 
seconds to go, nearly won it 
with a dead on-line 27-footer 
that glanced off the back rim at 
the final buzzer. 

Hawaii got the decisive 
basket with 4.4 seconds to go 
on a 12-footer by Haim 
Shimonovich, who had 16 
points, 12 rebound and 5 
blocked shots for the Rainbow 
Warriors (5-1). After a time 
out, NSU was able to advance 
the ball all the way up court 
and Byars-Dawson got an 
open shot to win the game. 

"We got the shot we liked," 
said McConathy. "You have to 
understand, 4.4 seconds is a 
lot longer than you might 
think, and we were able to 

work Michael free for a great 
chance to win the game on the 
road against a top 100 
basketball program, one that 
was in the NCAA Tournament 
and won the Western Athletic 
Conference Tournament last 
year. I'm not into moral 
victories, but I am into good 
execution, and that's what we 
had. The shot just didn't 

Northwestern (2-4) 
capped a six-game, 13-day 
road trip through Fort Worth, 
Memphis, Las Vegas and 

Honolulu. The Demons return 
home Wednesday night and 
play Sundav afternoon at 4:30 
at LSU. 

Byars-Dawson led NSU 
with 17 points, including 4 of 6 
on 3-pointers. Chris Lynch 
added 12 points as the 
Demons sank only 30 percent 
of their shots after halftime 
and 33 percent in the game, 
compared to 41 percent for 
Hawaii, which got 19 points 
and 8 rebounds by Carl 
English and 14 points from 
Mike Mclntyre. 

Northwestern led nearly 
the entire first half but Hawaii 
moved ahead in the final three 
minutes, going up 35-29 at the 
break. The margin got as big 
as 14 points with 8:46 to go 
before the Demons began 
drawing closer. NSU 
outscored Hawaii 17-6 down 
the stretch before the Rainbow 
Warriors got the game- 
winning basket in the final 

Hawaii outrebounded 
Northwestern 37-35. The 
Demons got 9 rebounds and 5 

blocked shots from 6-11 
sophomore D'or Fischer, but 
only 4 points. NSU stayed 
close with 9 for 17 aim on 3- 
pointers and 11-15 shooting on 
free throws, while making 
only 15 turnovers, a season 

"We came to win, and we 
didn't," said McConathy. "But 
we took another step forward 
tonight. We have some 
competitors and once we start 
playing better basketball, we'll 
win this kind of game against 
some quality opponents." 

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2001 National Collegiate Division l-AA 


Advice from Demon Soccer 
players to football players; 
dress warm in Montana 


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On pummis 

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Northern Ariz. (8-3) 
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4 Eastern 111. (9-1 )» 

Northern Iowa (9-2) 

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Florida A&M (7-3) 

Appalachian St. (8-3V 

William & Mary (8-3) 

Finley Stadium/ 
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Chattanooga. Tennessee 
December 21. 5:30 p.m. 

Lehigh (10-0)* 


Furtnan (9-2)* 

Western Ky. (8-3) 


"Denotes host msttiution. 

NSU Demons (8-3) 
vs. Montana 
Grizziies (11-1) 

Game Time: 1 :05 


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Series: First 
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Radio: 97.3 FM 

Announcers Lyn 
Rollins, Britt 
Brittain, Buddy 

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TV Cable Channel 
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The weather forecast for 
Missoula, Mont., on 
Saturday looks like this. 
High temperatures will 
struggle to get out above 35 
degrees with snow showers 
expected throughout the day. 

Chilly. Cold. Its going to 
be a bad day for any visitor 
from anyplace South of, let's 
say, Montana. 

If any of the Demon 
football team players want 
sympathy in their trip to the 
nation's ice box, they may be 
in luck, thanks to the 
members of the Soccer team. 

Last season, the 
Demons' reward for winning 
both the Southland 
conference regular season 
and tournament 
championships was a first- 
round play-in game against 
the Montana Grizzlies. 

In Montana. 

In November. 

When it's cold and 

"I never drank coffee 
before we went up there last 
year," said senior Missy 
Payne. "But there I was, 
sipping on a cappuccino, 
trying to keep warm." 

The Montana Grizzlies 
soccer team took full 
advantage of the home-field 
support, defeating the 
Demons 6-1 and going on to 
the NCAA Soccer 

The Demon football 

team faces a similar task this 
Saturday- survive the fans 
and the weather. 

Montana has a 
reputation as being one of 
the hardest places to play a 
football game, thanks to its 
cold weather, high altitude, 
and rowdy fans. 

All true, says soccer 
player Tennille Fogel. 

"I'll say the fans at our 
game, they were very 
supportive of their team," 
Fogel said in a tongue-in- 
cheek manner. "That's 
putting it in a nice way." 

"It was cold and snowy 
there," Fogel added. "And 
when we went, it was the 
beginning of November . 
Now, it's the end of the 
month, so I'm sure it will be 
even colder." 

Soccer player Hillarie 
Marshall vividly remembers 
the Montana fan support, 
and warns the football team 
to be prepared. 

"When we were there, 
those fans taunted us. There 
will be a lot of fans there. 
They need to be ready for 

But the soccer players 
also want the football 
players to have fun while up 
there in Big Sky country. 

"We went to the Idaho 
border and went hiking," 
Fogel said. "We saw a Ram 
and some Hawks in the 
forest. The pine forests and 
mountains with snow on 
them where beautiful." 

Nail leads list of 15 Demon players on all-Southland team list 

Northwestern State 
^arterback Craig Nail, who 
^ the school single-season 
Passing record in only nine 
? a nies this season after 
^ansferring from LSU, heads 
3 Demons selected to the 
All-Southland Football 
ea gue team announced 
e dnesday. 
Nail was voted 


ev vcomer of the Year" in 
e conference by the league 
^aches who selected the All- 
team. The Demons, 8-3, 
among three Southland 







lvj sio n I-AA 

beginning Saturday as NSU 
visits 11-1 Montana for a 1:05 
p.m. CST regionally-televised 

League co-champion Sam 
Houston State had six first- 
team selections, tops among 
the seven conference 
members, followed by 
Northwestern with five first- 
team picks: senior tailback 
Jeremy Lofton, senior 
offensive tackle Gene 
Tennison, junior defensive 
end Ahmad Willis, and junior 
Terrence McGee at 
cornerback and return 

Demons selected for the 
All-SFL second team were 
senior receiver Nathan Black, 
senior offensive guard Ryan 
Sweezy, junior linebacker 
Kurt Rodriguez, senior 
cornerback Kendrick Llorens 
and senior safety Judith 

Nail headed the 
honorable mention choices 
from Northwestern, along 
with senior receiver Bernard 
Green, junior defensive end 
Roy Locks, junior linebacker 
Germond Williams and 
redshirt freshman fullback 
Demoine Clark. 

Sam Houston 
quarterback Josh McCown 
was voted "Player of the 
Year" and won first-team All- 
SFL honors, while Stephen F. 
Austin quarterback Wes Pate 
was named "Offensive Player 
of the Year" and took second- 
team All-SFL honors. Pate led 
the conference with a 263- 
yard passing average, while 
McCown has thrown for 
2,884 yards and 29 
touchdowns, the second- 
highest TD total in 
conference history. 

Nail, despite missing two 
midseason games with a 

sprained knee, has thrown 
for 2,022 yards and 11 
touchdowns while being 
intercepted only three times, 
all on deflected passes, in 250 
attempts. The Alexandria 
Senior High product has 
completed 57 percent of his 
passes and posted three of 
the top nine single-game 
passing yardage totals in 
Demon history, topped by a 
346-yard outing in the 
season-opening 30-21 win at 

McNeese safety Joe Judge 
won "Defensive Player of the 
Year" honors after making 73 

tackles and sharing the SFL 
lead with Sylvester with 11 
pass breakups. Sam 
Houston's Ron Randleman 
was voted "Coach of the 
Year" and Nicholls State 
defensive back and kick 
returner Lejuan walker was 
named "Freshman of the 

Lofton, a Shreveport- 
Captain Shreve product, has 
scored 15 touchdowns, one 
shy of the Demon single- 
season record, while 
averaging 107 all-purpose 
yards per game, including 85 
yards rushing. 


page 7 

National Sports 

Hurricanes Coach Coker defends his team's 
play in final moments of Washington game 

By Susan Miller Degnan 

Knight Ridder Neiospapers 

It's fourth-and-5 with five 
minutes left in the final 
quarter. Up 58-7, you're 13 
yards away from a touchdown. 
Do you: 

A. Run. 

B. Pass. 

C. Attempt a field goal. 

D. Take a knee. 

E. Pooch punt. 

In that situation during the 
University of Miami's home 
victory Saturday against 
Washington, second-team 
quarterback Derrick Crudup 
completed the first touchdown 
pass of his college career to 
end the scoring at 65-7 and 
send some Husky 

administrators home in a huff. 

What's a coach to do? 

"That's a good question. I 

don't know what the best 
coaching etiquette is," Larry 
Coker said Tuesday. 
"Honestly, I'd rather be on our 
side of the ball than coach Rick 
Neuheisel's. But nobody is 
totally happy in that situation, 
because you don't want to 
humiliate anybody. 

"Had we had Ken Dorsey 
and starters in and top receiver 
Andre Johnson in, throwing 
passes to get Ken Dorsey 
meaningless stats, trying to get 
him an award, to me that's 
running up the score. I don't 
feel badly about what we did. I 
think we did the right thing, 
and I think Rick knows that." 

Virginia Tech coach Frank 
Beamer said he agreed with 
Coker's strategy. The top- 
ranked Hurricanes (10-0, 6-0 
Big East) will travel to 
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going to get better if he's not 
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you don't play it like you 
would normally play it- 1 don't 
see a problem there." 

The Canes had the ball on 
fourth down three times in the 
final quarter. The first time, 
one yard from the end zone, 
freshman Frank Gore rushed 
for the touchdown to make it 
58-7. The second time, 15 yards 
out, Crudup was sacked for a 
five-yard loss. The third time, 
Crudup delivered the 13-yard 
score to Jason Geathers. 

"It felt like so much of my 
hard work paid off," said 
Crudup, a redshirt freshman 
who is 10 of 22 for 100 yards, 
one touchdown and no 
interceptions in eight games. 
"Coach Coker really wanted 
me to get experience in a game 
without changing the offense, 
just in case Dorsey ever goes 

Second-team center Joel 
Rodriguez, another redshirt 
freshman, said, "You have to 
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sure coach Coker wanted 
Derrick to feel good about 
himself because you never 
know when we're going to 
need him in an emergency. I 
was proud." 

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SGA president Broussard speaks about SGNSauce issue 



Three American 
soldiers killed by 
"friendly fire" 

By Scott Canon, Lauren 
Markoe and Martin Merzer 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 


Three American soldiers 
were killed and 19 others 
wounded by "friendly fire" 
Wednesday, and U.S. officials 
warned that the casualty toll 
could rise as the hunt for 
Osama bin Laden moves 
deeper into the perilous 
mountains of Afghanistan. 

"It's no longer a game," 
Marine Capt. Stewart Upton 
said after a 2,000-pound 
bomb dropped by a U.S. 
warplane fell within 100 
yards of the soldiers' position 
near the last Taliban bastion 
of Kandahar. "It's life and 

It was America's most 
costly day of combat yet in 
Afghanistan, and it came as 

HS.^ forces supported ...... 

thousands of Afghans in a 
narrowing search for bin 
Laden and other hard-core 
terrorist and Taliban 

President Bush said he 
regretted the loss of life, but 
the U.S. soldiers "died for a 
noble and just cause." 

Photo by Kaleb Breaux 

SGA president, Rusty Broussard, (left) and Sauce reporter Bess Renfrew 
(right) spoke in the SGA office Tuesday about The Current Sauce/SGA 

By Bess Renfrow 

Sauce Reporter 

For several months now, 
the issue of whether or not it is 
constitutional to require The 
Current Sauce to print the 
minutes of the Student 
Government Association 

meetings and, if constitutional, 
what to do about the editor-in- 
chief of The Current Sauce, 
Rondray Hill has been a major 
focus of the paper. 

When the Senate voted to 
remove Hill from his position 
as editor-in-chief the issue 
became the responsibility of 

Rusty Broussard, President of 
the SGA. 

Broussard, who said he has 
always valued the relationship 
the SGA had with The Current 
Sauce in the past, feels that this 
issue has caused some damage 
to the relationship shared by 
these two organizations. 

"I think it has hindered it, 
but both organizations need to 
step back," Broussard said. 
"Basically it's down to a 
personal level. We need to get 
away from that and work 
toward the common goal of 
informing the students." 

Although Broussard heads 
the SGA, he said does not 
always agree with their 
actions. In the Oct. 10 Senate 
meeting, the Senate passed Bill 
FA01-014 requiring all 
reporters to record interviews 
and to have these tapes made 
accessible to the public. When 
the bill got to Broussard, 

however, he vetoed it because 
it was unrealistic. 

"Basically, I did my 
investigation," he said. "I 
talked with Dr. Horton and Dr. 
Webb. It seemed that, even if a 
student would want to go and 
try to get these tapes, they 
would have to get a subpoena 
from the court. It (the process) 
was just really drawn out." 

Because Broussard is 
required to be a member of the 
Media Board, he has been put 
in an awkward situation in 
regards to this issue. When the 
Media Board met to discuss the 
issue they voted on several 
different aspects of the issue. 

Afterwards, they made 
several different 
recommendations to the 
Senate. Although he abstained 
from voting at the Media Board 
meeting, he feels their decision 
was made with a lot of thought 
and research. 

"I don't think their 
decision was hasty at all," he 
said. "We got some 
background on it... both sides 
were there and represented. 
Just like any decision that the 
Media Board has made, a lot of 
thought went into it." 

Although the issue does 
seem to be coming to a close, 
the end is yet to be determined. 
Broussard believes that there 
should be an end to it all 
because there are other issues 
to be dealt with. 

"I am very hopeful that 
this is coming to an end 
because in the spring we're 
going to be doing a lot with 
student government," he said. 
"I'm sure that The Current 
Sauce has other student issues 
that it'd like to pursue. So, 
hopefully we can come 
together in the spring and 
inform the students the best 
way that we can." 

Cane River Bridge Is 

An in-depth look at a historic 

By Rob Morgan 

Sauce Reporter 

Illustration by Rachael Kidd 
The Cane River Bridge, i.e. Cla yton apodta^ 

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END: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 
GRADES DUE FOR CANDIDATES: Friday? December 7, 2001 (4 

ALL GRADES DUE: Thursday, December 13, 2001 (Noon) 

Graduating Senior Exams 
Please arrange exam times with your professors. 

Bi arsday. December 6. 2001 

a m. - 10:30 a.m. ALL SECTIONS OF: ENGL 0910, 0920, 

10 10, 1020; SCTT 1810-20, 2810-20; SCTT 3810, 4810-20 
M a.m.- 1 :30 p.m. 11 a.m. TR Classes 
" a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2 p.m. TR Classes 

5:3 a.m. - 8 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TR Classes 

Thursday Night Classes 

For the first time in a decade, the Cane Rive Bridge is not 
decorated with the festive Christmas lights adorning the rest of 
Natchitoches. The reason for this structural- bias is the bridge is no 
longer considered by the Department of Transportation and 
Development to be stable for the everyday traffic use. 

A bridge that has been in use since the 60's, the Cane River 
Bridge has probably seen a lot change through its stationary plot 
linking one side of the town to the other. But what has this once 
noble bridge seen and how does it feel to be discarded like an 
insignificant piece of scrap. 

It is around 3 a.m. on a 
Monday morning. The bridge, 
Clayton, enjoys this time of the day 
because he has time to reflect and 
take stock of his blessings. He 
seemed very calm during our 
interview, but I could tell that in the 
back of his mind his inevitable 
destruction loomed: 
RM: First off, the name Clayton, 
how did you come by this name? 
CL: It 

Cont'd on page 2 


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ALL SECTIONS OF: MATH 0910, 0920, 

1020, 1060 
12 p.m. MWF and MW Classes 
ALL SECTIONS OF: CHEM 1030, 1040, 

1070, 1080 

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University administrators put pressure on 
students who use file-sharing programs 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

implemented new 

tools and 

tactics to prevent the abuse of 
computer file sharing 
programs on computers 
connected to the university's 
high-speed Internet 

An e-mail dated Nov. 26 
from NSU network 
administrator Tracy Brown to 
students and faculty said use 
of the file sharing programs, 
also known as peer-to-peer 
network applications, on the 
University network violates 
university data policies by 
slowing down the campus' 
Internet access. Violating 
users' network connections 
may be terminated. 

Illegally downloading 
copyright materials and using 
University computing 
facilities for recreational 
purposes are also violations 
of the student Access to 
Information and Computer 
Agreement, which all 
students, faculty and staff 
sign to receive University 
network accounts. The 
agreement said violating any 
of its rules might result in 
undefined punitive action. 

Specifically noted in the 
e-mail were file sharing 
programs KaZaA, Aimster 
and LimeWire. Similar 
applications include 
Morpheus, Grokster, other 
Gnutella clients and the 
suspended Napster. 

Brown said the filter's 
primary purpose is to identify 
systems abusing university 
bandwidth, which is the 

Photo by Kaleb Breaux 

University students Lauren Canal (foreground) and Laurie Piccolo 
(background) look at a web site that promotes peer to peer file sharing 
University administrators are attempting to stop the file transfers on the 
University campus. 

campus's ability to download 
data from the Net as quickly 
as possible. Brown said being 
able to track and cut off the 
Internet access of computers 
running file sharing software 

would improve the 
performance of NSU's on-line 
academic applications, such 
as the distance learning 
software Blackboard. . 

Cont'd on page 2 





Counseling and 
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The following companies 
have sent correspondence to 
Counseling and Career 
Services informing us of 
current position openings: 
National Science 
Foundation, Arlington, VA- 
program and technology 
analyst; Macomb 
Community College, 
Michigan-director of 
community education; Cahill 
Rose, New Orleans /Baton 
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New Iberia-area supervisor; 
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account executive, 
maintenance technician 
weekend meteorologist. For 
more information on these 
or future openings stop by 
the CCS office in room 305 
of the Student Union. 

Catholic Student 

The CSO will be having 
weekly Bible study every 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the 
center. Everyone is 
welcome. There will also be 
a praise and worship service 
Wednesday. For any 
information call Amy 
Dowden at 352-2615 or email 

Baptist Collegiate 

The BCM will have 
Wednesday night worship at 
the BCM, across the street 
from Watson Library, every 
Wednesday night. The 
worship begins at 8:31 p.m. 
All students are welcome to 
attend. For more 
information call the BCM at 

Circle K International 

Circle K International 

invites you to it's meetings 
every Tuesday night at 8:30 
p.m. in room 320 of the 
Student Union. For more 
information call Jessica at 

Lady of the Bracelet 

Any woman interested in 
being a participant in the 
2002 Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet pageant should go 
by room 214 of the Student 
Union to pick up a 
scholarship application. 

Fellowship Christian 

FCA will be having its 
weekly fellowship every 
Tuesday night. The meetings 
are held in the athletic field 
house on the south end of 
Turpin Stadium at 8 p.m. 
There will be a devotional 
speaker each week. 
Everyone is welcome to 
come and join us in praise. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club would 
like to invite potential 
members to its weekly 
meetings, every Wednesday 
at 3 p.m. in room 331 of 
Kyser Hall. 


The new editions of Argus, 
the NSU literary and art 
magazine, are ready and can 
be picked up for free in 
room 335 of Kyser hall. The 
deadline for submission to 
the Argus, will be January 
14, 2002. Submissions can be 
dropped off in room 316 G 
or in room 318 of Kyser 
Hall, or emailed to Students 
should include contact 
information with their 
submissions. Remember all 
submissions will be 
eligible for cash prizes. 

Registrars' Office 

Early registration ends on 
Dec. 14. 

The Current Sauce 

The staff of The Current 
Sauce would like to wish the 
students and faculty of 
Northwestern State 
University a very Merry 
Christmas and a safe and 
jolly New Year. Don't forget 
to look at our web page at for 
updates and the answers to 


the crossword puzzle. 

NSU Club Soccer 

NSU Club Soccer invites 
anyone who is interested in 
playing club soccer to their 
practices which are held 
behind Watson library at 
5:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday and Sunday. 

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Connections in next week's 
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information in the Campus 
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File sharing programs 

Cane River Bridge 

From page 1 

"Primarily, we're looking at 
computers connected on 
campus that are 

downloading," Brown said. 
"We have not 
been pressured 
on dial-up 
Brown did not 
rule out, 
however, that 
bandwidth usage in dial-up 
accounts might be monitored 
in the future. 

Brown also said that 
copyright holders have 
previously asked NSU to 
restrict file sharing to certain 

"Most of the time it's 
copyrighted material that's 
downloaded," Brown said. 
"The University can still be 
held liable." 

NSU sophomore 
anthropology major Zack 
Thomas said file-sharing 
technology has had a positive 
influence on both his and his 
classmates' experiences at 
State - even 
though Thomas 
himself does not 
own a computer 
or use file 
sharing software himself. 

"People download files 
for me to share with those that 
I share computers with," 
Thomas said, adding that the 
files usually include 
copyrighted material. "It's a 
lot of politically-based satire, 
politics in a palatable form." 

Thomas said he cannot 
afford to buy the political and 
intellectual media that he 
enjoys, echoing a common 
complaint with University 




"I gave all of my money to 
NSU," Thomas said. 

Brown said that some 
faculty, staff, departmental lab 
and University lab computers 
have already had their 
Internet access disabled due 
to the filter's operation. He 
said most terminals running 
the abusive software, unlike 
the student labs across 
campus, have few, if any, 
restrictions on installable 

Brown said he could not 
identify the faculty or staff 
members or the departments 
that controlled the 
offending systems. 
Brown did say, 
however, that systems 
in the Student Union 
student labs had 
previously been used 
for file sharing. 

Thomas said he was not 
surprised that faculty 
members may also have used 
file-sharing utilities. "I would 
hope that on occasion thev use 
it for class," Thomas said, "j 
could see how it (file sharing) 
would be useful to classes if it 
was used properly." 

Use of file sharing 
programs has increased and 
decentralized since former 
MP3-sharing stalwart 
Napster, which boasted over 
10 million users at its peak, 
suspended its operations in 
early July. ZD-Net reported 
that American research firm 
Webnoize counted 
nearly two billion 
file transfers 
through KaZaA, 







Tri-Sigma sorority sends gifts to children in New York 

By Demetria Collins 

Sauce Reporter 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Sorority hopes to brighten the 
Christmas of many children in 
New York. 

The sorority began the 
"Share a Smile' toy drive along 
with the Elementary Lab 
School, St.Mary's School, and 
other campus organizations. 
Donators were asked to give 
toys small enough to fit in 
shoeboxes so that they could 
be easily wrapped and 

"We do things around the 
community and this was a 
chance for our small town to 

bring a smile to people that 
need them," drive organizer 
Jennifer Gray Dauenhauer 

The drive, which started 
last month and ended on 
Friday, raised a total of 250 

"The children understood 
that these kids lost their loved 
ones," Gloria Kerry, a teacher 
at St. Mary's, said. 

"I think they were excited 
by the joy of giving and 
wanted to help ease the pain," 
Dauenhauer said. 

They hope to mail the toys 
to the New York Police and 
Fire Widows'& Children 
Benefit fund next Friday. 

Photo by Kaleb Bream 

"Share a Smile" coordinator Jennifer Gray Dauenhauer hides behind some 
250 boxes that will be sent to widowed children in New York next week 
Dauenhauer is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. 

UL system's president to 
speak at commencement 

By Claire Lummus 

Sauce Reporter 

Sally Clausen, the 
president of the University of 
Louisiana system, will be 
speaking at NSU's fall 

exercises will take place in 
Prather Coliseum next 

Clausen became 
president of the University of 
Louisiana system in July. 
Before becoming president of 
the UL system, she was 
president of Southeastern 
Louisiana University. 

Clausen was serious 
about bringing new 
technology to Southeastern. 

Diane Jones, associate 
director of Student Activities 
for Cultural Diversity, met 
Clausen at a Louisiana 
Association for Financial Aid 
Administrators meeting five 
years ago. 

"She was warm and 
friendly," Jones said. "She 
didn't see a difference in 

NSU will have two 
commencement exercises. 
The 10 a.m. ceremony will be 
for the colleges of education, 
liberal arts, nursing, and the 
graduate school. The 3 p.m. 
commencement will be for 
the colleges of business, 
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was the name of a 
guy that worked on 
me back in the 60s. Nice kid, not too smart, 
though. He took a crane hook to the skull and 
fell into the water. I named myself after him 
kinda as to pay homage. Him giving up his life 
for mine and all. 

RM: So you were built in the 60s, right? What 
would be some memorable experiences in your 
past 40 years? 

CL: I could tell you the bad stuff. Robberies, 
rapes, and suicides, ya know.. .the really bad 
stuff. But I prefer to remember the good times. I 
remember this guy and girl were walking across 
me one night talking about nothing in 
particular, and this guy all of sudden drops to 
his knee right in my middle and proposes. 
Sweetest thing I have ever seen. 
RM: What has annoyed you the most about 
being a bridge in this town? 
CL: Well, I have been hit more times than 
Whitney Houston, if you know what I mean. 
Ambulance drivers suck! They come barreling 
down me like there is no tomorrow and just 
slam into my bumper guards. I would give my 
infrastructure to have two minutes alone with 
one of those guys. 

RM: I have been skirting around it, Clayton, but 

how do you feel about being replaced? 

CL: Well, I don't want to sound like a crybaby, 

but it really upsets me. I have given this town 
service for 40 years now, so why are they doing 
this to me? What about loyalty and all those 
qualities? I have been on this job delivering 
people safely to and from the two parts of this 
town and now I'm obsolete. 
RM: Talk is that you have become structurally 
unsound for this job? 

CL: I have never been more prepared for traffic 
in my 40 years. I'm telling you just like I told 
them, replacing me is a big mistake. I am a part 
of this city.. .You can't replace this city. A three- 
laned bridge, what the hell are you going to do 
with a three-laned bridge? 
RM: Are there any final thoughts or comments 
you want to get out before you eventually 
demise that takes toward the end of January? 
CL: That soon, huh, I didn't know it was 
creeping that close. Ummm... (Clay ton pauses 
for a minute or two)I would like everyone to 
know that I have done my job, the best that I 
could have been constructed to do it. I want to 
thank the guys that built me and allowed me to 
serve for this long. Ya know, the life of a bridge 
is not an easy one. Day in and day out I help 
people whether I want to or not, but I love it. 
The happy times are when people break down, 
it feels almost like they are here expressly for 
me, not just to get across. 



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Ginger is here and "it" 
looks very, very goofy 

Editor's Take 

Knight Ridder/Tribune News 

The following editorial 
appeared in the Chicago 
Tribune on Tuesday, 12-4: 

This is what $100 million 
buys you these days: A goofy- 
looking thingamabob big 
enough for a solo standing 
rider. Think lawnmower 
without the blades or pogo 
stick with giant wheels. 

This is "IT," codename 
"Ginger," whose rumored 
existence created a bonanza of 
buzz when it leaked out about 
a year ago. 

Now it's official and its 
New Hampshire inventor 
insists "IT" will revolutionize 
short-distance travel by filling 
the vacuum between walking 
and driving. Who knew there 
was a vacuum? 

Dean Kamen, Ginger's 
father as it were, is no mad 
scientist. He's a serious 
inventor. Among his 100 or so 
patents are the portable 
dialysis machine, the first 
insulin pump, the heart stent 
that Vice President Dick 
Cheney is currently using and 
a wheelchair that climbs stairs 
_ initially codenamed Fred. 
(Get it? Fred and Ginger?) 

He has serious backers 
who helped finance the $100 
million development costs of 
the Segway Human 
Transporter, the official name 
of this device. 

The Segway has a top 
speed of about 17 mph. It gets 
its stability from a gyroscope, 
making it virtually impossible 
to knock over, and its power 
from a battery. Riders control 
speed and direction by 
shifting their weight. 

The consumer model will 

sell for $3,000 and a heavy- 
duty industrial model for 
$8,000. The U.S. Postal Service 
and National Park Service are 
already ordering up some and 
companies are exploring its 
use for getting around 
warehouses, factories and 
sprawling corporate 

The National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration 
has ruled it isn't a vehicle. If 
that's the case, riders need no 
insurance and no license and 
"IT" can travel the sidewalks. 
What happens if two Segways 
collide? Do they just bounce 
off each other and propel each 
other backward? What 
happens when it rains? Or 
snows? And are we really 
ready for the kind of 
revolution that adds more 
wheels to our sidewalks? 
Aren't scooters, skateboards 
and bicycle messengers (you 
know who you are) enough 
already? Maybe New 
Hampshire sidewalks have 
room for Gingers; Chicago's 
are already full. 

But who knows? Kamen 
could be on to something. 
Maybe "IT" will indeed turn 
out to be as revolutionary "to 
the car (as) the car was to the 
horse and buggy," as he 
predicts in this week's Time. 
After all, lots of people scoffed 
at Thomas Edison, Alexander 
Graham Bell and the Wright 
Brothers in their day. Now we 
couldn't live without their 
brainy ideas. So maybe "IT" 
will be like that. Or not. 

Maybe "IT" will wheel 
itself into oblivion, over there 
with paper clothing, the 
electric hotdogger and all 
those other inventions that 
have one thing in common: It 
turned out we could, indeed, 
live without them. 





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Two things happened this 
week at The Current Sauce that 
affect you and everyone here 
at NSU. 

First, at the beginning of 
next semester, you will 
probably see something you 
haven't seen in the paper since 
Oct. 18 ~ the minutes to the 
SGA meetings. 

Earlier this week, 
advertising representatives 
from The Current Sauce sent a 
contract to SGA president 
Rusty Broussard and the SGA. 
It allows for the printing of 
SGA Student Senate meeting 
minutes for the bargain- 
basement price of 10 cents per 
column inch, given a 
maximum of 15 inches. 

15 column inches is a little 
bigger than the Kiddies cartoon 
at the bottom of the page. 

We gave them such a low 
rate because the money is not 
important to us here at The 
Sauce in regards to this issue. 
The principle, however, is 
important. The SGA should 
not expect placement of any 
material in the paper without 
having paid for it. It is 
something that we will not 
budge on. 

Managing Editor's Take 

Secondly, Broussard 
vetoed the Student Senate 
resolution that would have 
fired me. He stated violations 
in SGA 


laws as 

reasons for Rondray Hill 
vetoing the Editor 

While I would have 
preferred it if he had vetoed 
the bill based on violations to 
the First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution, 
Broussard nonetheless needs 
to be commended for his 
actions. His vetoing of my 
firing was not the first time he 
has made the right decision 
when everyone else is 
seemingly going the other 
way. It was Broussard who 
vetoed legislation requiring 
the paper to audiotape all 
interviews and keep them on 
file with the SGA. 

Broussard and I have 
disagreed on plenty of issues 

before, and I'm certain we will 
disagree on something else 
before this year is over. But, as 
history has proved with Rusty, 
he has made the right 
decisions on most issues when 
they land on his desk. I hope 
he keeps it up. 

During this entire ordeal, 
many members of the Student 
Senate have told me that the 
reason they pursued my firing 
was because they were going 
about fulfilling the duties of 
the SGA Constitution. And if 
that reason is the truth, then I 
find merit in that. I think we 
all agree that the members of 
the Senate have an obligation 
to uphold the Constitution of 

The problem lies in the 
Constitution, and we're going 
to try to fix it. SGA Senators 
Greg Comeaux and Stacy 
Cosby as well as Speaker of 
the Senate Dustin Floyd have 
told me that the they, along 
with the SGA, will do 
everything in their power to 
fix the Constitution, starting 
with the removal of the by-law 
forcing The Current Sauce to 
publish the minutes of their 

Creative and performing arts 
department gets 'well-deserved praise' 

Kaleb Breaux 

Managing Editor 

Just when we think our 
University has nothing good 
that could be said about it, 
the creative and performing 
arts department steps 
forward and takes the spot 

I would just like to 
personally congratulate 
everyone in the creative and 

performing arts department 
for everything they have 
done this semester. I was 
very pleased to have seen the 
annual Christmas Gala 
production. You guys did a 
great job with your 

Let us not stop there. I 
also made it to the theater to 
see Major Barbara and The 
Tragedy of Frankenstein, as 
well. Both of those 

productions were absolutely 
spectacular. Both productions 
were cast well. 

As the students of 
Northwestern State 
University, let us give the 
creative and performing arts 
a huge hand for all they have 
produced this semester. You 
maybe be the only thing the 
University has to be proud of, 
so keep up the good work 

WeH, that does 
ft for Kiddies' 
Too baa I was 
only in 1 episode!.. 

Af feast 
you got to 
be in art episode! 
Aren't I supposed 
to be a mam character? 

Am [the 
only one 
who realizes 
that we are 
smaller than 
we are supposed 
to bet 

Well, as 
weird as its 
Have a 
Merry Christmas 

They also told me that 
they would be willing to 
include a new provision that 
ensures the right of all student 
media to be free of any outside 
influence concerning content 
or programming. 

Make no mistake, the SGA 
burned the student media. 
Badly. They put themselves, as 
well as the University, at risk 
of a lawsuit and tons of 
negative publicity. We will not 
simply forget. 

However, the Student 
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that they are trying to be the 
voice of the students. If so, 
senators, then here's your 
chance. If you are serious 
about actually wanting to help 
the students of this school, and 
you honestly want the SGA to 
be there for the students, then 
start by ensuring the students 
the right to a free press. 

Your constituents expect 
nothing less. 

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It's almost Christmas time, and some international students 
around campus are trying to get used to the way Americans 
celebrate Christmas. Two international students explain the 
differences in the way that they celebrate Christmas. 

Marieke Vosselman is from Nymegen, The Netherlands. She 
said they have two days out of the year that they celebrate 
Christmas - Dec. 25 and 26. On Dec. 25, families get together 
and have a big dinner. On Christmas night, which is Dec. 25, 
most of the families attend mass. The day after, Vosselman said 
they have "Christmas Markets", which is similar to a Farmer's 

Vosselman said they usually decorate houses for Christmas, 
but it is a little different than the American traditions. They do 
not use as many lights, but they decorate the inside and outside 
of their homes. 

"We have one tree that has lights outside and one tree that 
has lights inside," Vosselman. 

She said the candy used on the trees is a combination of 
chocolate and cookie. The Dutch word used for these candies is 
kerstkransjes. Although they do a lot over these two Christmas 
days, most of the fun happens prior to Christmas. Vosselman 
said two weeks before Dec. 5, Sinterklaas, formed from Sint 
Nicholas, comes in a boat from Spain. 

On the day that Sinterklaas arrives, the children put their 
shoes in front of the fireplace. Vosselman said they also sing 
songs and make something for Sinterklaas. She said the children 
usually make drawings, and the older people write poems for 

During the two weeks Sinterklaas is there, he stops by all of 
the houses and puts candy in the children's shoes. Vosselman 
said Sinterklaas comes with Black Pietes, similar to Santa's elves 
in America, who help him during the two weeks. 

Even though they just get small gifts in their shoes, 

Sinterklaas still brings big gifts, yet on Dec. 5 they get real 
presents. Also, they leave things for Sinterklaas, just like 
Americans leave something. 

"We leave carrots for the horse and a painting for 
Sinterklaas," she said. 

If children are bad during the year, they may not get what 

they want. 

"If children are bad, they are told to be sent to Spain with 
Sinterklaas," she said. 

Alexandra Nieto is from Caracas, Venezuela, and most of their 
traditions are very similar to American Christmas traditions. 
Most of the families get together on Dec. 24 to have dinner and 
celebrate Christmas. Instead of Santa Claus visiting the children, 
Jesus Christ, the little boy, visits the children. 
"He pretty much has the same job as Santa Claus," Neito said. 

The families also get together to celebrate the New Year. Nieto 
said the families also have a big dinner together on Dec. 31, to 
celebrate the coming of the New Year. 

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By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Last week as the 

temperatures dropped 

outside, tempers flared inside 

Sabine Hall. 

Residents in Sabine went 

without hot water for 

days. Meanwhile, parents 

made phone calls and 

residents complained. 

"When it's that cold 

outside it makes no sense for 

us not to have hot water," 

sophomore Natasha 

Stevenson said. 

Two large hot water tanks 

provide the school's hot 

water. The loss of hot water 

resulted when the heat 

exchange went out in one of 

the tanks. The part was not in 

stock and was not available in 

any local stores. It had to be 

ordered and will not be in 

until the first week of January, 

in time for the spring 

semester. There is no way to 

set up a temporary system to 

help with the problem so 

residents will just have to 

w ait it out. 

"Until then it will be 

difficult," vice-president of 

university affairs John 

Winston said. "We have hot 

w ater but not at the capacity 

"eeded for a never-ending 

Su Pply. There's not enough 

^ater to go around." 

Winston suggested 

st udents try to take their 

showers at different times, to 

ra tion out the supply of hot 

*ater. Freshman Kristen 

^auzat already picked up on 

that idea. 

"One night the water 

J^asn't even lukewarm," 

auzat said. "I set my alarm 

0r 5 a.m., hoping I would 

hav e hot water, and I did." 

As of this week, the hot 

^ater problem has improved 

ln Sabine Hall, as well as 

'her dormitories. However, 

e hot water continues to be 

prob lematic for residents. 

However residents choose 

° de al with the problem, 

eir concerns are being 

m convi 


e understand the 
enience," Winston 
But there is really 
ln g more we can do.' 

In Perspective 

Step to the beat 

Sororities and fraternities show their best moves at the annual Zeta 

Phi Beta Greek Show 

By Callie Reames 

Sauce Reporter t 

It was "crunk" times. 

Last Friday night the 12th Annual Zeta Phi Beta Greek Show was 
held in the IM Building. Sororities and fraternities from NSU, as well 
as neighboring universities, competed in the step show. The 
performances were scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., but late participants 
and a stretching line at the entrance caused an hour and a half delay. 

"Things are late because it's CP time," Alisa Raggio, a sophomore 
journalism major, said. "That's 'colored people time.' When 
something is planned to start at 6 p.m., that means it will begin at 
7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m." 

"I've been here for a little over an hour,"freshman journalism 
major Julian Simmons said. "And I'm starting to get aggravated." 

The late starting time didn't seem to upset most audience 
members, however. NSU's Delta Sigma Theta won first in the 
women's division. 

"We've been working really hard on the show and we're glad it 
really came out for the best,"Shondale Smith, a senior and chapter 
president of Delta Sigma Theta, said. 

Kappa Kappa Psi from Prairieview A&M, took home the $1000 
first place prize in the men's division. 

"It took about three months to get ready for this," Jeffery 
Ferguson, a Prairieview senior, said, 

Each 10 to 15-minute step performance was judged by nine 
judges on a 5 point scale, with criteria such as: clothing and costume, 
choreography, smoothness and difficulty of the routine, and audience 

"It's amazing to me all the talent that they have," third year judge 
Gail Jones said. 

Tiffany Keal, a junior business administration major and Zeta 
Phi Beta president, said putting this year's show together was 

"With the help of my sorority sisters and fraternity brothers it 
went well," Keal said. 

"Stepping" is a rhythmic movement of words and feet combined 
with music, costumes and effects. Junior hospitality management and 
tourism major Dymphna Davis explained the African origins of 

"Africans would step for ceremonies and religious activities," 
Davis, a member of NSU's Delta Sigma Theta, said. 

After the show, there was a party where, according to Keal, "All 
the organizations get to show their stuff with their struts and party 
hops." She said it was "crunk" until time to shut it down. 

Phi Beta Sigma men from the University of Houston won second 
place, and UL-Lafayette's Alpha Phi Alpha placed third. The 
Grambling Zeta Phi Beta women placed second, and Louisiana Tech's 
Delta Sigma Theta won third place. 

First place winners received $1,000 for their organizations. 
Second place won $500, and third place went home with trophies. All 
proceeds from the entrance fees go to two local high school student 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Alpha Phi Alpha Daryl Davis, Timmy Watts and a spectator "step" in the aisles of 
the IM Building during the Greek Show held on Friday night. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Three fraternity brothers from University of Houston's Phi Beta Sigma chapter, 
entertain spectators while NSU's performers prepare their "steps." 

"All the organizations get to show their stuff 
with their struts and party hops. " 

- Tiffany Keal 
Zeta Phi Beta President 

12/6/01 page 5 

A look back at the life of George Harrison SauceWords 

By Michael Miller 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

Let's take a magical mystery tour through 
the life of Beatles guitarist George Harrison, 
who died Thursday after a battle with lung 
cancer at age 58. 

We should remember his words, "Life goes 
on within you and without you." And know 
that in death, as in life, Harrison will be 
prepared for any eventuality. 

February 1943 - Harrison is born in the 
Wavetree borough of Liverpool, England. Not 
until he was in his 40s did Harrison learn he 
was bom at 11:42 p.m. Feb. 24 and not, as 
legend has it, in the early hours of the 25th. 

August 1958 - Paul McCartney introduces 
Harrison to John Lennon. After he plays a 
couple of licks on the guitar for 
Lennon, Harrison is invited to 
join Lennon and McCartney's 
group, the Quarry Men. 

November 1959 - Now 
calling themselves Johnny and 
the Moondogs, Lennon, 
McCartney and Harrison 
perform on a TV star-search 
program at the Hippodrome 
Theatre in Ardwick. 

October 1960 - Now living 
and playing in Hamburg, 
Germany, and calling 
themselves The Beatles, the 
band asks drummer Richard 
Starkey to sit in for a recording 

August 1962 - Starkey 
becomes Ringo Starr and an 
official member of The Beatles. 
A month later, the band's first 
proper recording session takes 
place at Abbey Road Studios, 
and "Love Me Do" becomes the 
band's first single. 

May 1963 - The song "From 
Me to You" tops the U.K. charts 
and sells more than 650,000 copies. It starts an 
amazing run of 11 consecutive No. 1 hits from 
11 consecutive releases by The Beatles. 
Beatlemania explodes. 

February 1964 - The Beatles arrive in 
America on Feb. 7, where screaming crowds 
greet them at John F. Kennedy International 
Airport in New York. Two days later, with a 
flu-stricken Harrison, the band appears on 
"The Ed Sullivan Show," watched by 73 million 

July 1964 - The Beatles' first movie, "A 
Hard Day's Night," has a world premiere at the 
London Pavilion. It eventually receives two 
Academy Award nominations. 

January 1966 - Harrison marries Path Boyd, 
whom he met on the set of "A Hard Day's 
Night." McCartney is best man. 

December 1969 - "Something," written by 
Harrison, becomes the first single released by 
The Beatles not penned by Lennon /McCartney. 
Frank Sinatra calls it the greatest love song of 
the past 50 years. 

May 1970 - Harrison begins recording his 
solo album, "All Things Must Pass," with an 
all-star backing band that includes Ginger 
Baker, Billy Preston and Eric Clapton. The 
album's first single, "My Sweet Lord," will be a 
No. 1 hit in the United States seven months 

January 1971 - "All Things Must Pass" hits 
No. 1 in the United States. It eventually 

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George Harrison, known as the 
quiet Beatle, died on Nov. 29. 

surpasses 3 million in global sales and is the 
first album by an ex-Beatle to reach No. 1. 

August 1971 - Harrison organizes "The 
Concert for Bangladesh" to aid victims of 
famine and war in Bangladesh. Held at New 
York's Madison Square Garden, the concert 
features Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, 
Ringo Starr and Ravi Shankar. It is the 
trailblazer for the dozens of large-scale charity 
concerts for decades to come. 

March 1973 - The three-record set, "The 
Concert for Bangladesh," wins Album of the 
Year at the Grammy Awards. 

June 1977 - The Harrisons are divorced. 

August 1978 - Harrison and his girlfriend, 
Olivia Arias, have a son, Dhani. In September, 
the couple marry at the Henley-on-Thames 
Register Office. 

May 1979 McCartney, 
Ringo Starr and Harrison play 
an impromptu set at a belated 
reception in England for 
Harrison's ex-wife, Patti, and 
Eric Clapton, who were 
married two months earlier in 
Tucson, Ariz. 

August 1979 - 
Harrison's autobiography, "I 
Me Mine," is published in a 
limited edition of 2,000 copies. 
His film company, HandMade 
Films, picks up the tab from 
EMI for the Monty Python 
movie, "The Life of Brian." The 
film becomes one of the biggest 
moneymakers of 1979. Harrison 
has a cameo role. 

January 1988 - In one of 
rock's most significant 
comebacks, Harrison scores a 
No. 1 hit in the United States 
with "Got My Mind Set on 
You." It's been nearly 24 years 
since he first topped the chart 
with the Beatles' "I Want to 
Hold Your Hand." 
Jan. 20, 1988 - Harrison is inducted into the 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle. 

November 1988 - With the album 
"Traveling Wilburys: Volume One," Harrison 
makes his debut as "Nelson Wilbury" in a 
group of famous musical characters including 
Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob 

June 1998 - Harrison reveals he had a 
cancerous lump removed from his neck a year 
earlier. | 

December 1999 - An intruder breaks into 
Harrison's mansion in Oxfordshire and stabs 
him several times in the chest. Harrison and his 
wife fight the intruder and detain him for the 
police. Wounds to Harrison and his wife are 
not severe. 

May 2001 - Harrison announces he had 
undergone surgery again for lung cancer and 
was recuperating in Italy, where he 
subsequently bought a villa. 

Early October 2001 - Harrison records a 
rollicking new song, "Horse to the Water," that 
he co-wrote with his son for his friend Jools 
Holland's album "Small World, Big Band." 

October and November 2001 - Harrison 
receives treatment at Staten Island University 
Hospital in New York, and then travels to Los 

Nov. 29 - Harrison dies of lung cancer at 
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Onikeku resigns as volleyball head coach 

The Northwestern State 
volleyball program will have 
n e w leadership next season 
jS athletic director Greg 
jjurke said James Onikeku 
ill not return as head coach. 
Onikeku recently 
jornpleted his third season as 
dead coach with a 6-23 record 
jiid a 2-18 mark in the 
Southland Conference, 
finishing 10th in an 11-team 
league. In three seasons, his 

record overall was 31-61 and 
his record in conference play 
was 12-48. 

The 2001 team was 
picked for an eighth-place 
SLC finish by conference 
coaches after NSU won six 
conference matches, an all- 
time best for the program, in 

"It was a very difficult 
and deliberate decision to 
make a change in the 

leadership of the NSU 
volleyball program," said 
Burke. "While there has 
been progress in the past 
three years, it is felt that the 
program has much greater 
potential and must make 
more solid progress towards 
reaching that potential." 

In his first two seasons, 
Onikeku recorded more wins, 
25, than any other coach in 
the history of the program. In 

2000, the Demons finished 
14-18, posting the most wins 
for the program since 1993. 

"Northwestern and the 
athletic department is 
appreciative of the effort and 
energy which Coach Onikeku 
has given to its volleyball 
program. He has been a 
positive influence within our 
department, as well," said 

The search for a new 

head coach will include 
review of applicants from 
around the country, said 
Burke, with plans to conclude 
as quickly as possible. Burke 
and senior woman 
administrator Julie Lessiter 
will lead the search process. 

The Demons return 12 
players, including three 
sophomores and seven 
freshmen from this year's 

James Onikeku 
Head Voiieyball 
Coach (1999-2001) 

Record at 

12-48 in 

This Season: 


2-18 in conference 

Led the Demons to 25 
wins in first two seasons. 

Lady Demons drop 
two in Arizona, return 
home Saturday 


The Northwestern State 
Lady Demon basketball 
team could not get started 
against the Fordham Rams 
in a 62-51 loss at the 
Arizona State Holiday 
Gassic Sunday afternoon. 

After a narrow 68-67 
overtime loss the night 
before against Rutgers, the 
Lady Demons trailed by as 
many as 27 in the first half 
after turning the ball over 14 
times and being 
outrebounded 29-13. 

"It was tough, playing 
10 hours later after the loss 
to Rutgers," said Lady 
Demon head coach James 
Smith. "We started slow, 
missed a lot of shots and let 
them have the rebounds. We 
have to learn from this and 
move on." 

Northwestern State 
could not get on track until 
late in the second half and 
managed to cut the lead to 
11. This was as close as they 
could get as Fordham 
converted two three- 
pointers and managed to 
nm the clock down. 

The Lady Demons (1-3) 
w ere led by junior Angela 
Davidson with a team-high 
14 points and five rebounds 
while sophomore Katrina 
Swanigan added another 11 
Points and a team-high six 
abounds. Junior La"errica 
^°bin had 10 points, three 
abounds, three steals and 
'"tee assists. Junior guard 
Anna Means only played 
Sev en minutes due to an 
ar ch injury suffered against 
Rut gers the night before. 

Fordham (2-4) was led 
°y Lauren Fleischer with a 
game-high 18 points and 

game-high 11 rebounds. 
Teammates Mobolaji Akiode 
and Kyshawn Ruff added 14 
points and 11 points 

The Lady Demons will 
return to Natchitoches late 
Monday night and host 
Jackson State next Saturday 
at 6:30 p.m. in Natchitoches 
Central gym. 

Rutgers 68, Lady Demons 67 

Rutgers overcame a 
seven-point deficit in the 
last 1:37 in regulation and 
outscored the Northwestern 
State Lady Demons 11-10 in 
overtime to steal a 68-67 
win Saturday night in the 
Arizona State Holiday 

After trailing 34-27 at 
halftime, Northwestern 
used strong defense and 
timely shooting in the 
second half to take lead 
with nine minutes left in the 
second half. The Lady 
Demons then took a 56-49 
lead on a Jami Callais lay- 
up with 1:47 left in 
regulation but three 
turnovers and a lay-up by 
Rutgers's Mauri Horton 
with 24 seconds left sent the 
game into overtime, 57-57. 

In overtime, NSU took 
an early lead, 59-57, but 
NSU's leading scorer, 
Angela Davidson fouled out 
with 2:23 remaining in the 
game. Both teams traded 
baskets until Rutger's Saona 
Chapman hit two free 
throws with 41 seconds left 
in the game to take a 68-67 
lead. The Lady Demons had 
two shots to win the game 
but neither shot would drop 
as time expired. 

Photo by Gary hardamon 

C^ nS Chris Lynch and D'or Fischer combine on a putback in the loss to 
^ a " 'ast week. The Demons finished the Hawaii-Las Vegas road trip at 


Play-by-play man Lyn Rollins 

The voice of reason 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Lyn Rollins, seated next to analyst Buddy Wood, is the play-by-play announcer for the 
Demon Sports Network. Rollins is an NSU alumni who's proud to be living what he calls a 

life-long dream. 

Lyn Rollins, the voice 
of the Demons, has 
become one of the 
most respected sports 
announcers in the 
state, and for good 
reason. Sauce 
reporter Nikki Vernon 
explains why he loves 
his job. 

By Nikki Vernon 

Sauce Reporter 

One of the greatest blessings of child hood is the 
ability to dream. When we are young we spend 
countless hours creating wonderful realities to dwell in. 
There is one fantasy that I think transcends all 
demographical and cultural barriers. 

It is an illusionary scenario created by all sports 
lovers in their youth. 

Five seconds remain, your team is down by one; it's 
the championship game and the fate of your team lies 
solely in your hands. As you began dribbling up the 
court defenders fly out of nowhere. You pass one then 
two; the clock's down to three seconds. You spin past 
the third and as you pull up for the shot, the remaining 
two defenders hurl themselves at you; just as you 
release the ball the remaining second disappears, your 
heart thuds in your chest as you watch that orange mass 
rotate in the air. 

It's Good!! 

Lyn Rollins, had that dream growing up in Pineville 
but with a little different twist. In his version he was 
not the one taking the game wining shot, he was the one 
shouting out the rapture of it's thrilling result. 

Rollins is a 1972 Northwestern graduate knew in 
high school that he had a passion for printed and 
spoken journalism. "I chose Northwestern because I 

had an opportunity to get involved immediately in 
media, speech and journalism." While attending NSU 
Mr. Rollins was involved in SGA as well as writing for 
the student newspaper for three years. Later Rollins 
attended Louisiana State University where he earned a 
Masters Degree in Journalism. 

Rollins has held a number of interesting jobs. He 
served as Public Relations Director for nine years at 
Louisiana College. He worked for St. Frances Cabrini 
Hospital as Marketing Director for four years. But in 
1994 Mr. Rollins decided to venture out on his own. He 
became, as he describes it, "a perpetual free agent". 

In a scary world of self-employment Rollins has 
achieved success. "I am proud of the fact that I have 
given up the security of a paycheck and have 
experienced success in something I love doing". As a 
perpetual free agent Rollins does quite an impressive bit 
of work. He is a radio announcer for both NSU and LSU 
athletics. He announces basketball, football and 
baseball games for Northwestern and baseball for LSU. 

He is in his third year as the host of Prep TV, a high 
school sports show underwritten by Wright and Percy 
Insurance. He does voice work for radio and television 
as well as marketing consulting for various companies. 

As a former athlete and lover of sports I truly enjoy 
listening to Lyn Rollins commentaries. He has both 
excitement and elegance with every word he speaks. In 
the future, I hope to hear more because "It's Good!" 

Postcard from Hawaii: Wished you were there 

By Rondray Hill 


Not that anyone could 
blame him if he thought 
otherwise, but Demon guard 
Michael Byars-Dawson said 
that a few days of fun in the 
beaches of Waikiki, Hawaii, 
weren't enough to throw off 
his focus. 

"To be honest, I stayed in 
the hotel about 80 percent of 
the time," Dawson said. I spent 
my time relaxing and 
preparing for the next game. 

He did say, however, that 

while in the midst 
of a 13-day road 
trip that spanned 
Memphis, Las 
Vegas and Hawaii, 
some of his 
teammates did 
enjoy the, well, 

"I think D'or 
(Fischer) and 
Mike (Edwards) 
were impressed 
with some of the 
ladies on the beach, 
said. "I was 

Demon Basketball 

Next game: 

Saturday, 7 p.m. at 
97.3 F.M. KLITE 

Next home game: 

January 3 vs. 
Stephen F. Austin 

' Dawson 
a little 

The Demons, 
who picked up 
two wins out of six 
during the trip, 
managed to take 
out some time to 
do a little tourist 

"We went to St. 
Jude Hospital and 
we saw the 
Grizzlies play the 
Cavs," said 
basketball coach Mark 
Slessinger. "Coach McConathy 
set the record for most shots 

made at the ESPN Gameday 
game in Las Vegas." 

While on the road, the 
Demons also went hiking at 
Diamond head in Hawaii as 
well as snorkeling in the ocean. 

As for the temptations the 
bright lights and the big cities 
brought to the squad, Dawson 
said his teammates were well- 
behaved gentlemen. 

"We only went to the club 
once," Dawson said. "Nobody 
went to the casino. We just 
chilled on the beach." 

page 7 

National Sports 

Dorsey, Grossman appear to be front runners in early Heisman exit polling 

By Manny Navarro 
Knight Ridder Newspapers 

The final four are all 
quarterbacks - Miami's Ken 
Dorsey, Florida's Rex 
Grossman, Nebraska's Eric 
Crouch and Oregon's Joey 

The club said it still might 
invite a fifth finalist to 
Saturday night's ceremony at 
the Marriott Marquis Hotel at 
New York. 

"These players have had 
phenomenal seasons across the 
board, and any one of them 
would be deserving of college 
football's highest honor," said 
Rudy Riska, executive director 
of the Heisman Memorial 
Trophy Trust. 

This year, however, might 
be the toughest for voters to 
pick a winner in recent years. 

That was evident Friday, 
when only 90 of the 921 ballots 

had been returned. Typically, 
half the votes are in by then. 

"The Heisman Trophy is 
given to "the outstanding 
college football player' in the 
U.S. What if no player stands 
out above the rest?," Sports 
Illustrated columnist Ivan 
Maisel wrote Tuesday ""The 
67th presentation of America's 
most famous stiff-arm will 
take place on Saturday night, 
and for the first time since 
1985, when Bo Jackson edged 
Chuck Long, the 

announcement will be 
preceded by genuine 

With only 20 percent of the 
vote accounted for through 
Tuesday, Dorsey and 
Grossman appear to be 
chasing Crouch, the early 

Dorsey, a junior, led top- 
ranked Miami to an 11-0 record 
and a berth in the Rose Bowl 

national championship game 
on Jan. 3. He completed 58 
percent of his passes for 2,652 
yards with 23 touchdowns and 
nine interceptions. 

Dorsey, trying to become 
UM's third Heisman winner 
and first since Gino Torretta, 
has said all season that 
winning a national 
championship has been his 
main priority. 

""Throughout the entire 
year, the Heisman has never 
been a concern of mine," he 
said Tuesday. ""But I'm not the 

only one deserving of this type 
of award on this team. I think 
Ed Reed, Bryant McKinnie, 
Phillip Buchanon and Clinton 
Portis are just as deserving of a 
Heisman. Without them, we 
wouldn't be playing for the 
national championship." 

Grossman has the best 
statistics among the finalists, 
completing 66 percent of his 
passes for 3,896 yards, 34 
touchdowns and 12 
interceptions. UF is 9-2 and 
likely headed to the Orange 

""It's a huge honor and 
shows what a good program 
we have here," said Grossman, 
trying to become the first 
sophomore to win the award. 
""Personally, I felt I had a 
pretty good year." 

Crouch, whose 
Cornhuskers still have a 
chance at playing Miami, led 
Nebraska to an 11-1 record. He 
passed for 1,510 yards and 
rushed for 1,115 - becoming 
only the 13th player in 
Division I-A history to surpass 

1,000 passing and rushin 
yards in the same season. 

""I'm very happy to be in 
position to win such 
prestigious award," Crou 
said. ""I just have to sit bac] 
and really enjoy this." 

Harrington, who had a 
$250,000, 12-story billboard of 
himself put up in downtown 
New York last summer by 
Oregon boosters, led Oregon 
to a 10-1 record and the Pacific- 
10 Conference title. 

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